We are very excited to announce that “Emancipation and Its Legacies,” a traveling exhibition developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, is now on display at Long Branch Plantation. The exhibit traces the history and impact of slavery in the United States from the 1850s through the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, outlining war, emancipation, and the continued struggle African Americans faced after liberation. Filled with images of primary documents, snippets of famous speeches, and photos of influential civil rights leaders, the exhibit presents a brief yet engaging telling of history. Since the theme of this year’s Winchester, Frederick County & Clarke County Civil War Weekend, which will be August 22-23, is the end of the Civil War and the Reconstruction Period we felt this amazing exhibit would help to shed light on what newly freed African Americans experienced during these tumultuous times. The exhibit will be up through the end of August so make sure you come check it out!