Monday, April 29, 2013

Grafton Hunt for History event to be held May 4


April 29, 2013
     The sixth in the series of York County Hunt for History events will be held Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Senior Center of York, Washington Square Shopping Center, 5314 George Washington Memorial Highway, in York County.
     The event will feature:
·         Exhibits by various history-related organizations
·         Slide-show of the historic York County photos
·         Special reunion for students of Dare-Grafton School (1908-1948)
·         Showing of "Virginia in the Civil War: A Sesquicentennial Remembrance," a film series produced by the Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War
·         A cannon and small arms exhibit by the 1st Regiment of the Virginia Volunteers of the North-South Skirmish Association
     Archivists from the York County Historical Museum will be available to digitally copy family letters, photos, diaries, hand-drawn maps and other family documents of historical significance. They will also photograph three-dimensional objects/items of historical significance. Items should be originals and owned by the individual presenting the materials. Individuals will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. 
     The event is in cooperation with Virginia's Civil War 150 Legacy Project, which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War by identifying and recording previously unknown Civil War-era documents. Though Virginia is focusing primarily on the Civil War, the York County Historical Museum is seeking to document historically significant items from any era of York County's history. 
The Hunt for History events are sponsored by the York County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee and the York County Historical Museum and are free and open to the public. The Hunt for History series will conclude on November 2, 2013, with the final event covering the Bruton, Lightfoot, Camp Peary, Cheatham Annex, Naval Weapons Station, and Lackey areas of the county. 
     For more information, call 757-890-3500 or visit

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