The Stonewall Brigade Museum will unveil its newest multi-media history exhibit recently installed in the newly renovated Colonial Virginia Gallery. The exhibit tells the story of western frontier expansion in Virginia by European settlers and the efforts of the government to protect them from Native American attacks by using the Virginia Militia. The exhibit projects a film on to three video screens set within forest trees and a painted mural backdrop depicting the October 1774 Battle of Point Pleasant Virginia (now West Virginia). The centerpiece of the display is the Musket carried by Colonel Charles Lewis who was killed in the battle. Charles was the brother of Colonel Andrew Lewis of Staunton Virginia who also fought in the battle and survived.
The exhibit is on long-term loan from the History Museum of Western Virginia from Roanoke, VA. The Lewis musket is also on loan but from Lewis family members. The remodeling of the Colonial Virginia Gallery to allow the new exhibit to fit and the installation of the exhibit itself were made possible by a grant from the Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution.
The ceremony to celebrate the new exhibit and remodeled gallery, and to recognize the Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution for their gracious support, will occur at Noon, Saturday 27 October 2018. This open to the public event will be held in The Stonewall Brigade Museum, 566 Lee Highway, Verona, VA 24482. A reception with light snacks will follow the ceremony.