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2015-05-06 / News

Military History Committee to celebrate Confederate heritage and history

The Military History Committee of the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia will present its annual Confederate Heritage and History Day on Saturday, May 16, at the historic 1917 Chesterfield Courthouse Green and at Trinity Church, both adjoining the County Government Complex on Iron Bridge Road in Chesterfield.

In conjunction with the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the opening ceremony will begin at 10 a.m., to be followed by a keynote address on “Why Confederate History Is Still Relevant Today,” by Teresa Roane, and a wreath-laying ceremony.

Food will be available for purchase and music will be provided by the Virginia Folk Music Association. Admission to the County Museum and the 1892 Old Jail will be free.

The history program, presented by the CHSV Military History Committee, will include three lectures and a battlefield tour.

For more information, call 796-7131.

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