It's been 150 years since the Blue and Gray laid down arms and the country reconciled after four years of war. The Richmond Region played a key role in the Civil War and commemorations are happening throughout the city in April to celebrate the sesquicentennial (sess - cwe - cen - tennial...isn't that a fun word?)

 

The Valentine is celebrating epic beards, on both sides, with Beard Wars opening March 26 and running through November 30.

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Terry Brown Photography partnered up with members of the RVA Beard League to recreate legendary facial hair of Confederate and Union generals. This is a truly unique experience at the Valentine, blending Richmond's past with its present and bright future.

 

Complementing Beard Wars are shaving accessories and other objects from the Valentine collection. A mid-19th century taxidermied ram’s head snuff mull, or humidor, will greet visitors in the Klaus Lobby.

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