Virginia prepares for Lincoln-related tourism

PETERSBURG – The area will soon be promoting a new part of the region’s history that is tied to the upcoming release of the major motion picture “Lincoln,” which was filmed in Petersburg and the Richmond area.

Recently, the state awarded a tourism grant that will help promote President Abraham Lincoln’s final days in the Petersburg area. The Virginia Tourism Corp. awarded Petersburg Area Regional Tourism a $25,000 grant from its Marketing Leverage Grant Fund program for the “Walk in Lincoln’s Final Footsteps” initiative….

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