Wednesday, March 20, 2013

HistoryMobile to visit Tabb Library; Gallery at York Hall to reopen for season


Tabb Library to celebrate National Library Week with return of Virginia's Civil War HistoryMobile
March 20, 2013
   York County's Tabb Library, in cooperation with the York County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee, will celebrate National Library Week by hosting the return of Virginia's Civil War 150 HistoryMobile. The HistoryMobile will be on display and open to the public on April 17 and 18, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the parking lot of the library at 100 Long Green Boulevard, Yorktown, VA 23693. Admission is free.
   The Civil War 150 HistoryMobile, which first visited York County in May, 2012, as part of Civil War weekend at Yorktown Battlefield, is an interactive "museum on wheels" housed in a 53' expandable tractor-trailer. It's four-year tour launched on July 21, 2011, in conjunction with the 150th anniversary commemoration of the First Battle of Manassas. The HistoryMobile draws together stories from all over Virginia and uses state-of-the-art technology and immersive exhibit spaces to present individual stories of the Civil War from the perspectives of those who experienced it - young and old, enslaved and free, soldiers and civilians. Over 1,700 visitors toured the HistoryMobile during its first stop in York County.
   Living historians from the 1st Regiment of the Virginia Volunteers, North-South Skirmish Association, will also provide a Civil War Artillery and Small Arms Display during the two-day event. They will be set up on the lawn adjacent to the library, near the HistoryMobile. 
   For information, call the Tabb Library at 757‑890-5100.


Gallery at York Hall opening for the season on April 2
March 20, 2013
   The Gallery at York Hall will open for its 12th season on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
   The Gallery is operated by the Celebrate Yorktown Committee and managed by volunteer Sharon Owen. The Gallery, located in York Hall, is an art gallery with a variety of themed exhibits that change every six to eight weeks. The exhibits feature the works of over 30 local artists, increasing the awareness of high quality art in the community and showcasing historic Yorktown as an arts destination.
   The Gallery's 30-plus volunteers also serve the community by maintaining a visitor information area, offering brochures, maps, discounts and friendly service and hospitality to over 14,000 guests annually.
   Spring exhibits at the gallery include quilts, watercolors and pottery, featuring artists Brenda Mahoney and Linda Miller. Summer exhibits continue with Wood Turners and Carvers as wells as Porcelain by Jane.     
   The Gallery at York Hall is located at 301 Main Street in historic Yorktown and is a cooperative effort between the Celebrate Yorktown Committee and York County. Starting April 2, the Gallery will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
   For more information, call the Gallery at York Hall at 890-4490 or visit for a complete listing of planned 2013 exhibits.

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