FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 29, 2007
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VHS Offers Free Admission Veterans Day Weekend
Military Personnel and Their Families Can Explore Museum at No Charge
Richmond, VA – In honor of Veterans Day, the Virginia Historical Society (VHS) is offering free admission to active and retired Unites States armed forces members from Saturday, November 10, through Monday, November 12, 2007. Family members of military personnel may also get into the museum free of charge.
"We want to acknowledge and remember the contributions U.S. military veterans have made," said VHS President and CEO Charles F. Bryan, Jr. "Offering free admission is just a small way of saying 'thank you' for their service and commitment. All who have served have contributed to the history of this country."
The special no-cost admission rate applies to veterans, active duty military service members, military retirees, and National Guard personnel. To receive free admittance, visitors must present a military ID, VA card, or government-issued discharge papers upon entry.
Veterans Day visitors will be able to see the new VHS exhibition, Lee and Grant. This exhibition presents photographs, paintings, prints, sculpture, clothing, and accoutrements owned by Civil War generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant. Lee and Grant shows similarities and differences between the two men that are rarely pointed out and is the first exhibition to present these historical figures together so that visitors can make decisions about them, side by side. Lee and Grant is made possible with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.
The Virginia Historical Society is located at 428 N. Boulevard. The Story of Virginia, An American Experience, a 10,000-square-foot exhibition with more than a thousand objects covering all of Virginia history from prehistoric
times to the present is featured in the Robins Center for Virginia History. Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
and Sunday 1pm - 5pm (Museum Galleries and Shop only). Admission: $5/adults, $4/seniors 55+ ($2/Tuesdays–galleries
only), $3/children and students, free/members. Admission to the galleries is free on Sundays. For group tour
information, call (804) 342-9652. For more information, please call (804) 358-4901 or visit