Virginia Historical Society to open new Civil War exhibit

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - This week marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War and Emancipation Day.

The Virginia Historical Society is opening a new exhibit, An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia.

The Virginia Historical Society will give you a free guided tour of the exhibit on Saturday. In fact, 20 museums and historical sites are offering free admission on Saturday.

Copyright 2011 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved.