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  1. Recurring Programs/Initiatives • Daily/Weekly report in FLS—150 years ago this week. • Monthly radio/TV programs—local outlets • Film Festival • Sister town/city program with Yankee towns • Marine Corps University/UMW • Great Lives—Incorporate 150th related programs • Yankees in Falmouth—annual event • Emancipation—impact on Union army • Speakers Program—Moncure Conway Foundation. Fredericksburg-Stafford Sesquicentennial Committee

  2. Recurring Programs/Initiatives p. 2 • History in your back yard—newspaper, TV, radio • Scavenger hunts—for information or places Fredericksburg-Stafford Sesquicentennial Committee

  3. Topics/Themes • The Founding Fathers—who owned the legacy…what was the legacy…what were their attitudes toward the issues that caused the war? • How each side embraced the founders • Continuum between the nation’s birth and its collapse • Reconstruction • Tell stories • Story of street names related to the war Fredericksburg-Stafford Sesquicentennial Committee

  4. New Ideas • Engage DAR • Describe history of street names • Town and County special issue(s) • Have FLS bundle things thematically online • Market to international groups • Make it personal—genealogy, resources for descendants of soldiers or residents. • Advertise, Advertise…. • Vector mandatory volunteer hours to the 150th • Pay attention to timing and spacing Fredericksburg-Stafford Sesquicentennial Committee

  5. Special Events • People’s re-enactment • Muster day after John Brown • John Brown Trial • A “People’s Re-enactment” • The Crossing • First person interpretation—professional presentations • Reenactments… This area offers some unique opportunities • Reenact Union winter encampment—with Confederate contrast in Spotsy? Grand review. Lincoln. Use original sites when possible • Build winter huts. • Aquia Landing re-enactment in 2011 Fredericksburg-Stafford Sesquicentennial Committee

  6. Special Events p. 2 • Reenactments of refugee experience, City of Hospitals, arrest of hostages—specific days…. • Do we lump or split multiple activities? Eric says lump… • Dramatic interpretation • Historic component of Fredericksburg Fair in 2010 • Events FOR re-enactors Fredericksburg-Stafford Sesquicentennial Committee

  7. Permanent Systemic Improvements (Includes Media) • Media products for hotels • Monument to “The Crossing”—John Washington • Stafford County Civil War Trail • Collective Exhibits and Programs • Oral Histories—focused also on slavery, postwar development, civil rights…. • Publications program • Sesquicentennial Brochures…. Events, businesses, etc. • Driving CD (free)…that can be used in the car. • Online media… Do everything for online consumption Fredericksburg-Stafford Sesquicentennial Committee

  8. Children/Schools • Media generated for in-school use • Conversations with Supts and SS coordinators • Ramp up swiftly for schools and revised SOLs • Civil War as a constitutional crisis—very SOL based • Do driving tours for school groups…living history interpreters onsite. Put package together. • Speaker’s bureau for schools. • Various contests: essay, photo, art, debates, oratorical contests—reward creative outlets • Recreate period school experience Fredericksburg-Stafford Sesquicentennial Committee

  9. Children/Schools p. 2 • Adapt everything we can for use in schools • Programs for the senses…music, cooking…. • In Stafford, use archeology sites in school programming Fredericksburg-Stafford Sesquicentennial Committee

  10. Interpretive Programs • Refugee tours • Civilian sites tours • Voices programs tracking the 150th • Tours of outlying historic properties—farms, churches • Cemetery programs • Tour packages organized by HFFI, Garden Club • Get artifacts from MOC that are locally oriented • Speakers’ series on the constitutional crisis • Constitutional transformation • Programs on Memory Fredericksburg-Stafford Sesquicentennial Committee

  11. Publishing projects—Lizzie Alsop’s diary Various contests: essay, photo, art, debates, oratorical contests—reward creative outlets Monument to “The Crossing”—John Washington Community Projects Fredericksburg-Stafford Sesquicentennial Committee