New Town Exhibit | Video Showcase

A few traces of the New Town community are left in Blacksburg, but for the most part, this historic area has been lost to development, expansion and growth. Like many people, you may not have even heard of New Town. As cities change and evolve, it can be a challenge to find the balance between… Read more »

Lincoln in Our Time Exhibit | Video Showcase

April 14, 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. As the Civil War entered its final days, this first presidential assassination in U.S. history sent shockwaves through the nation and around the globe. From letters and diaries, to fabric from Lincoln’s coffin, to videos produced by students in HIST 2984, “Abraham Lincoln: The Man,… Read more »

VT News: Exhibit, symposium will commemorate Lincoln’s death

The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech will observe the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination with a two-day symposium April 10-11 featuring five renowned scholars and a screening of the epic 2012 Steven Spielberg film “Lincoln.” Titled “Lincoln in Our Time,” the symposium will cover Lincoln’s political influence, representation in film,… Read more »