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Battle brewing over Civil War: New York State Military Museum friends struggle to fund sesquicentennial events

Local officials are fighting a financial battle to make sure New York state’s role in the Civil War isn’t forgotten.
The War Between the States began 150 years ago on April 12 at Fort Sumter, S.C., and most states will hold numerous sesquicentennial events in the next few years.
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The Lincoln Museum at Lincoln

Not all Lincoln museums are alike. Compare, for example, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) in Springfield and the Lincoln Heritage Museum in Lincoln.
While the ALPLM uses state-of-the-art technology and recreated, life-size scenes from Lincoln’s life to tell his story, the much smaller Lincoln Heritage Museum at Lincoln College relies on artifacts to [...]

New exhibit looks at the Civil War period at home, on battlefields

History buffs will commemorate the Civil War sesquicentennial this year with celebrations, reenactments and speeches.
But Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, executive director of the Plymouth Historical Museum, says there are other reason visitors should “rediscover” the pivotal event in U.S. history.
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The Civil War Begins: An Exhibition at the Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia

The horrors of the American Civil War, wrote Walt Whitman in 1863, “open a new world somehow to me, giving closer insights, new things, exploring deeper mines than any yet, showing our humanity … tried by terrible, fearfulest tests, probed deepest, the living soul’s, the body’s tragedies, bursting the petty bounds of art.”
A century and [...]

Exhibit highlights African-American contributions to Civil War medicine

Nearly 100 years before Rosa Parks stood up against discrimination by refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus, Maj. Alexander T. Augusta took a similar stand in Washington, D.C.
Augusta, one of 13 black surgeons to serve during the Civil War, was in uniform and on his way to testify at a [...]

Family donates Confederate currency to Delta museum

The family of the late Marion and Charleen Hickey of Helena recently donated 16 pieces of Confederate States of America currency to the Delta Cultural Center.
“We are so pleased the Hickey Family thought of the cultural center in making this gift,” said DCC Director Katie Harrington. “The currency will become a valuable part of our [...]

J.E. Jamerson awarded bid to build Confederate Museum

The Museum of the Confederacy has selected J.E. Jamerson and Sons as the general contractor to build the satellite museum in Appomattox.
J.E. Jamerson and Sons was selected after the museum interviewed a handful of other contractors.
“We were very impressed by Jamerson’s track record,” Rawls said on Friday.
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Civil War exhibit in Md. features black doctors

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick is highlighting African-Americans who served as doctors and nurses during the war.
The exhibit developed by the National Library of Medicine opens Monday and runs through Jan. 28.
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Pearce Museum brings visitors face-to-face with Civil War

The Pearce Museum’s Civil War collection is one of the best in the country, says director Holly Beasley Wait.
She bolsters her claim by citing a few of the museum’s relics from the Union and Confederacy.
“Over 15,000 original documents, letters, maps, reports, journals and diaries make up the collection along with an elite collection of period [...]

History museum helper is honored for research

A Bullitt County History Museum volunteer was recently honored by the Kentucky Historical Society.
Jose Rosario was given an award of merit at the 2010 Kentucky History Celebration Nov. 5 at the Old State Capitol for his work over two years researching Henry Mattingly, a Bullitt soldier who fought with the Union Army in the Civil [...]