SVBF receives funding for new Winchester exhibit

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation (SVBF) reports by email the reception of  funds for a new Winchester exhibit.

A $150,000 grant from the National Park Service (NPS) will help to support the creation of the One Story A Thousand Voices exhibit at the Civil War Museum in Winchester.

The Museum will close November 1 to renovate the building for the new exhibit with plans to reopen April 2023.

The exhibit hopes to tell the Valley’s Civil War story through the experiences of people who lived through it.

The NPS Funds will be matched by recently appropriated state funds and private donations including one of the largest donations being made by the James R. Wilkins Charitable Trust which makes the exhibit possible.

Fundraising for the exhibit has been going on for several years as the project is expected to cost over $700,000 to create.

The One Story A Thousand Voices exhibit plans to depict pre to post Civil War life in the Shenandoah Valley with an expansive interactive collection of displays.

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