Virginia forms a commission

This story from Richmond claims that Virginia is now the first state to have formed a Sesquicentennial commission. James I. Robertson Jr., of all people, has been named to the state body and $2.1 million allotted for commemoration.

It all seems very low-key so far, the biggest part "a major statewide traveling exhibition." I assume that means a bookmobile with plaques and mannekins.