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And Winchester's streets will be part of the Museum's teaching.

Should this plaque be on this building? And why isn't it?

Alternative Facts are nothing new. The Museum of Veiled Virginia History is communicating how and why history has been distorted, and who did it. By learning how we and our kinfolk have been duped in the past, we can learn not to be fooled again.














The veiling of history – the replacement of the facts, especially the facts beneficial to the oppressed, with a fictitious construction that is called history -- is led and directed by specific people who know what they are doing. It is a process that influences what those who come afterwards believe is possible, which people are competent, and how change happens. A veiled history limits our ability to be a democracy, and even curtails our individual destinies and those of the next generation.

Honest history is the basis for realistic hope for the future. This museum will be committed to accurate history, solidly based on original sources and on current historical knowledge, that treats all human beings as of equal value.







Proposed Strategies

To promote awareness in Winchester and Virginia of currently veiled history, especially

  • The exciting episode of genuine emancipation in Winchester during 1863;
  • The forgotten facts of Virginia's 1902 Constitutional Coup and Jim Crow constitution; and
  • The career of Harry Flood Byrd Sr.


To collaborate with and strengthen organizations in Virginia and beyond that promote accurate history, and to network with Winchester businesses and organizations that promote positive action and self-awareness.

To encourage tourism and education related to alternate visions of Winchester and Virginia in collaboration with other businesses and organizations.










Proposed Activities

Establishment of the Museum of Veiled Virginia History in Winchester at 705 S. Loudoun Street as a site using audio-visual techniques and static displays and providing relevant publications.

Inclusion of information about veiled history, as well as positive resources, in a self-guided tour of Winchester provided as a mobile device app.

Events at which to learn about history abuse in Winchester and Virginia.

Preparation of guides to resources relevant to a socially just and honest perspective on Virginia history (electronic, print or both) .

Sales of publications and related tourist items.

Editing and republication of Scalawag Scholar's Notes on Virginia.

Coordination with other sympathetic businesses and organizations.




Organization


The Museum and related activities will be organized as a business (LLC) under the sole control of Larry Lamar Yates of Winchester.

NOW OPEN AT 705 S. LOUDOUN ST, WINCHESTER VA 11-7 THURS-SUNDAY


Why doesn't Winchester have a statue like this of its native son, instead of just this tiny plaque?

Books are basic tools of history -- the propaganda of the past and the analysis of the present, kids books and professional history, stories of the underdog and the upperhound....