Posted by: Pam Hackbart-Dean | April 16, 2014

Civil War 150 Traveling Exhibit and Programs

Civil War 150 is coming to Morris Library’s Hall of Presidents April 28 to May 16, 2014. This traveling exhibit traces major events during the Civil War through the eyes of soldiers, presidents, freedmen, and families. The Special Collections Research Center will host several public programs for the exhibit, including talks on April 28, May 2, and May 9. A companion exhibit in the Hall of Presidents will depict the war in southern Illinois, showcasing local Civil War letters in Special Collections. For more information, please contact the Special Collections Research Center at 453-2516. Civil War 150 is a national traveling panel exhibition organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with The Library of America. The project, Civil War 150: Exploring the War and Its Meaning through the Words of Those Who Lived It, has been made possible in part through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

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