Waynesboro At War

We bring history to life.

Waynesboro, VA   |  www.waynesboroatwar.com

Mission

Waynesboro At War's purpose is to develop, organize and present educational programs pertaining to the Civil War, with a special emphasis on the roles played by the City of Waynesboro and Augusta County. We provide education by giving free lectures and slideshows in schools, libraries, and other public venues as well as utilizing social media channels and the corporation's website to provide facts, statistics, and other related data on the American Civil War. Other of our programs include, but are not restricted to, living history displays, Civil War balls, battle reenactments, and fundraising events in order to provide funding for our annual Waynesboro At War Civil War Weekend, and future historical projects.

Ruling year info

2015

President

M. Reed Lewis

Secretary

Gayle Michele Hocking

Main address

78 Old White Bridge Rd

Waynesboro, VA 22980 USA

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EIN

46-3514250

NTEE code info

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our local schools score below 80% on the History portions of the SOL tests. Our aim is to create fun educational opportunities that highlight the Civil War history of Waynesboro. By engendering an interest in this era through hands-on experiences, we hope to create a desire in students to delve deeper into the other eras of history.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Civil War Weekend

Annual Civil War reenactment focusing on the first Battle of Waynesboro and the Battle of Piedmont.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of attendees present at rallies/events

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Civil War Weekend

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We had no data collection method in place in 2015.We had no program in 2016. 2018 event cancelled due to Hurricane Florence.

Number of rallies/events/conferences/lectures held to further mission

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Civil War Weekend

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number includes Vintage Baseball practices, public ceremonies and days of living history presentation. We had no data collection method in place prior to 2017.

Number of public events held to further mission

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Civil War Weekend

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We had no data collection method prior to 2017.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Civil War Weekend

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number includes reenactors, vendors and spectators. We had no data collection method prior to 2017.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Civil War Weekend

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We had no data collection method prior to 2017.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Waynesboro At War's purpose is to develop, organize and present educational programs pertaining to the Civil War, with a special emphasis on the roles played by the City of Waynesboro and Augusta County.
We are further devoted to the preservation of sites and objects which have a Civil War lineage and relevance to our area.
One tangible goal is the future installation of an interpretive site in the vicinity of a location that played a key role in both battles fought in Waynesboro.

Our primary event is our annual Civil War Weekend. This will bring experienced Civil War historians and artisans together to demonstrate various aspects of the war period. We also invite authors of Civil War related works to discuss their writings.
Other programs include public lectures and presentations throughout the area. Further, we are currently researching the slaves of Waynesboro with a vies to publishing our findings.

Our president is a Civil War reenactor and historian of over 25 years experience. He has given talks and demonstrations to numerous Scout units, schools, reenactment audiences, and Civil War Roundtables. He has been invited on many occasions to participate in National Park Service events, as well as programs at Fort Ward, Alexandria, VA. Further, he has been involved in coordinating over a dozen reenacting events and has a background in religious education and Scouting training.

We have leveraged ourselves into being a 'permanent' annual event. We have seen local interest in our programs grow. We have drawn spectators from several international locations. We have been consulted by other history-focused organizations for advice. We have uncovered a discrepancy in slave reporting for Waynesboro in 1860, and are working on correcting that information. We hope to bring more events and presentations not only in the public venue, but to schools and home-schoolers as well.

Financials

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Waynesboro At War

Board of directors
as of 3/30/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

M. Reed Lewis


Board co-chair

Gayle Hocking

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/30/2020

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not Transgender (Cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not Transgender (Cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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