The Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission was created during the 2006 Session of the General Assembly for the purpose of planning for and commemorating the 150th anniversary of Virginia’s participation in the American Civil War, the duration of which will be 2011 through 2015.
Each locality was asked to form a local committee to begin planning for the four-year, statewide commemoration period. In early 2009, the York County Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Committee was formed and, on June 2, 2009, the York County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution supporting the State Commission and its work to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War in Virginia. The resolution also stipulated that York County would join with the neighboring jurisdictions to support the organizational principles and statement of purpose for the Historic Triangle Civil War Committee as set forth to guide the commemoration in America’s Historic Triangle.
Our key partners in the commemoration are:
County of York
Division of Historic Services, City of Newport News
Gloucester County Parks, Recreation and Tourism
National Park Service (Colonial National Historical Park)
Peninsula Campaign Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy
Poquoson Historical Society, Poquoson Museum and City of Poquoson
United States Naval Weapons Station Yorktown
York County Historical Committee
York County Historical Museum
York County Historical Society