The good folks at Farifax County (separated from Prince William County by Bull Run) sent me some info regarding the observance of the Sesquicentennial there.
Just as it is today, Fairfax County, Virginia, was a strategic hub of activity throughout the Capital Region during the Civil War. The County will once again serve as the crossroads to history as the region plays host to myriad of commemorative events and special exhibits marking the Sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, of the Civil War beginning in Spring 2011.
Visit Fairfax, the official tourism organization for Fairfax County, Virginia, welcomes the world to stay with us for this momentous occasion. Centrally located in the region and literally on the border of Bull Run and Manassas National Battlefield Park, Fairfax County is the ideal base camp from which you can easily get to historic battlefields and attractions, the majesty of downtown Washington, DC, as well as modern luxuries, like award-winning restaurants, shopping and the Virginia wine country.
We invite you to visit our dedicated Civil War site and follow all our Civil War movements online through Facebook and on Twitter (@fairfaxcivilwar). Also be sure to sign up for our monthly Civil War newsletter that highlights the rich heritage of Fairfax County, VA and the region.
You and your Bull Runnings readers might also be interested in downloading the educational brochure we created. Contact Patrick Lennon (firstname.lastname@example.org) to order complimentary hard copies of the brochure.
Members of the media may contact either Sarah Maciejewski of Visit Fairfax or Melissa Gold of White+Partners PR for interviews, content or related images (contact information is listed below).
We look forward to commemorating the rich Civil War history of Fairfax County, Virginia, and the surrounding Capital Region with you over the next several years.