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Traveller Day to be Held at Lee Chapel and Museum on Sept. 19

Robert E. Lee’s horse, Traveller, will be celebrated with the live appearance of a look-alike mount, Traveller-themed tours and a scavenger hunt Sept. 19 when Lee Chapel and Museum at Washington and Lee University holds Traveller Day.

The event is free and open to the public from 10 a.m.–3 p.m., part of the university’s 150th commemoration of Lee’s taking the oath of office as its 11th president. Lee rode into Lexington on Traveller Sept. 18, 1865.

Other activities will include a historic interpreter portraying Mildred Lee, daughter of Robert E. and Mary Lee and Traveller-themed souvenirs for sale. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All school groups, including home-schooled and public schools, are welcome. To ensure supplies for all who attend, phone registration by Sept. 15 is requested at 540-458-8768.

Children interested in following Traveller’s summer activities can visit the Traveller on the Move section of Lee Chapel and Museum’s Facebook page. For more information, visit Lee Chapel and Museum’s website at leechapel.wlu.edu, or call the office at 540-458-8768.