The Fairfax County Sesquicentennial Steering Committee was created at the request of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission to serve as a local catalyst that assists in planning, developing, marketing, and initiating programs and activities appropriate to commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War. Our committee was officially recognized by the county Board of Supervisors on June 22nd, 2009.
The County Steering Committee's core purposes include:
- Coordinate on a local level, State sponsored activities planned in Fairfax County such as the HistoryMobile or the Library of Virginia's digital scanning Legacy Project
- Serve as a point of contact for Fairfax County organizations who wish to contact the State Commission and request written permission to use the official Virginia 150th logo
- Serve as a point of contact for various Fairfax County organizations' posting vetted Civil War events to the Virginia Sesquicentennial Commission State website
- Assist in the marketing and coordination of Fairfax County Civil War Sesquicentennial events
While the Fairfax County Steering Committee encourages participation of various organizations during the commemoration years, the creating organization is responsible for all related program organizational tasks.
The steering committee includes individuals from the following organizations: Fairfax County History Commission, Visit Fairfax, Fairfax County Park Authority, Fairfax County Library System, Fairfax County Historical Society, National Park Service, Chantilly Battlefield Association, Bull Run Civil War Round Table, and Franconia Museum.
Fairfax County supports the efforts of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in 2011-2015. The purpose is to provide a balanced perspective with the goals of education, diversity, permanence, and inclusiveness.
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