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The 15th Annual Virginia Political History Project:

Virginia Living History Day

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Since 1998, the University of Virginia Center for Politics has hosted the annual Virginia Political History Project. This year's event will be a living history day for K – 12 students to learn about Virginia history in an entertaining and interactive environment. The day will feature historic re-enactors covering Jamestown through the 20th century as well as fun activities that include a Virginia trivia booth and making political buttons. Presidential re-enactors will include: Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Abraham Lincoln and Woodrow Wilson. The First Virginia Regiment will be demonstrating military drills and discussing the Revolutionary War. There will be representatives from some of Virginia's Native American tribes, The Moton Museum of Farmville will be here to talk about civil rights in Virginia and actress Morgan McCoy will portray 4 women's lives from pre-slavery to the first African American female millionaire.

This event is being run in conjunction with a two-day Youth Leadership Initiative educational event for Virginia teachers.

If you have any questions, please email Glenn Crossman at or by phone at 434.243.3540.