Posts belonging to Category 'Museums'

Civil War bodices and bonnets

No, they weren’t worn in the barbecue scene of “Gone With the Wind.” But the fashions in a new exhibit opening in Kenosha’s Civil War Museum are just as eye-catching because they give new insights into what life was really like in Wisconsin during the Civil War.
The exhibit “Bodices, Bonnets and Weeds” opens Saturday with [...]

Conner Prairie to add $4.3M Civil War exhibit

Conner Prairie Interactive History Park announced today a new $4.3 million Civil War exhibit will open June 4.
More than $2 million has been raised privately for the effort.
“1863 Civil War Journey: Raid on Indiana” will integrate video, sounds and other technology to enhance historic live interpretation on the south end of the park’s grounds.

S.C. is home to nation’s most important forgotten document

The People’s Vote, an initiative sponsored in part by the National Archives, allowed Americans to vote for our nation’s 100 most important documents. The Declaration of Independence (1776, #1), the Constitution (1787, #2), and the Bill of Rights (1791, #3) received the most votes. Also among the top 10 were the Emancipation Proclamation (1863, #5), [...]

Aurora awarded $250,000 grant for GAR rehab

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has awarded a $250,000 grant to the city of Aurora to fund interior renovations at the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum.
 The GAR Memorial Hall Post 20 was built in 1878 at 23 E. Downer Place as a monument to those who fought in the Civil War.

Civil War Museum could open in early 2011

The following is the latest installment of Mayor Jim Boroff’s monthly updates on city issues.
Civil War Museum. Renovation has been started at the Cornerstone Building for the American Civil War Museum of Ohio. About two years ago, Mark Young, president of the Civil War Museum Board, expressed an interest in purchasing the Cornerstone Building at [...]

City gives Civil War museum $44,000

With a little more than 60 days before work on the project is to be completed, Tiffin City Council agreed to grant $44,000 to the American Civil War Museum of Ohio.
Bids for the museum, which is to be open in the Cornerstone building, 217 S. Washington St., were opened Thursday and the low bid was [...]

Two local research teams honored by Civil War medicine museum

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine honored two research groups from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command during its annual fundraising dinner.
The third annual Maj. Jonathan Letterman Medical Excellence Award dinner, the museum’s largest fundraiser of the year, drew out about 130 people to honor two innovative advances in military medicine with [...]

Halloween tours at S.C. Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

The S.C. Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum will play host to an evening of South Carolina ghosts, legends and frights Thursday and Friday, Oct. 28-29.
During the seventh annual Gore and Folklore Halloween Tours, ghoulish guides will lead guests on a spooky journey through the museum, telling the most unusual and hair-raising tales associated with [...]

‘Team of Rivals’ display opens at presidential museum

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum’s new temporary exhibit based on presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” concentrates on the period between Lincoln’s election and his management of the early days of the Civil War.
Goodwin was treated to a sneak preview before the exhibit, also called “Team [...]

Lee and Grant traveling exhibit enters final week

The Lee and Grant Traveling Exhibit, which has been on display at Carthage’s Powers Museum since Sept. 1 is entering its final week in Carthage.
The exhibit ends on Wednesday, Oct. 20 but the Powers Museum plans a number of activities for the exhibit’s final weekend.