Friday, March 21, 2014

Fundraiser: Rediscovering Brentsville's Civil War Stories (Brentsville Jail)

One of my favorite historic places to visit in PWCo is the Brentsville Courthouse and its 19th Century Jail, which is currently undergoing restoration.

The Prince William Historic Preservation Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is raising funds for the Curation and Conservation of American Civil War Artifacts at the Brentsville Jail. We are raising funds to conserve and prepare for exhibition a significant collection of Civil War artifacts.  These artifacts will form the basis for the interpretation of the Civil War in Brentsville. The original boots that were found on site, military accouterments, and bullets will need to be identified, conserved and prepared for the exhibit. Our goal of $3,500 will accomplish this project to include the conservation, interpretation and display of the materials. This project will ensure that the American Civil War history of Brentsville is a significant part of the overall Jail exhibit. The exhibit is scheduled to open in May of 2015.

The Brentsville Jail is a nationally significant historic property located in Prince William County, Virginia. 

To donate, please go HERE.

There are "thank you" perks for several levels of donation.

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