Posts belonging to Category 'Museums'

You are Here: Battle of Carthage draws visitors to Civil War museum

A family on a Civil War tour of Southwest Missouri took time out to see the scene of the first battle of that epic conflict.
The Pierce family, Forest and Colleen Pierce, Colorado Springs, Colo., and their adult son, Rick Pierce, Garden City, Kan., were reading the historical marker at Kellogg Lake when The Carthage Press [...]

Carthage exhibit features Civil War generals

There were few men more opposite than Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Gen. Robert E. Lee. And no two men were better suited to lead an army.
Grant was admired as a soldier, but later heavily criticized as president. Lee was admired as a very good man but criticized for leading an army that protected slavery. [...]

Stonewall Jackson House, VMI May Merge Museums

The Stonewall Jackson Foundation and the Virginia Military Institute have announced a proposal to transfer the assets and activities of the Stonewall Jackson House to VMI. Under the plan Stonewall Jackson’s house in downtown Lexington, and its collection of historic artifacts, would be administered and managed by the VMI Museum, whose operations include management of [...]

”Team of Rivals” exhibit opens in Springfield

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield has a new exhibit opening to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
Called the “Team of Rivals,” the exhibit looks at Lincoln, his new Cabinet and the war.
The exhibit open Oct. 14 and runs through August 2011.

Gilcrease Museum hosts interactive Civil War exhibit, series

They’ll be warring this Saturday in a little skirmish called the Red River Shootout, but it’s another north-south struggle that will take place at Gilcrease Museum. Well, a re-enactment, anyway.
“Art Blast: American Beginnings,” a day-long, hands-on exhibit with a focus on American history, features a series of Civil War re-enactments and other events themed to [...]

Gate House Museum kicks off Civil War series

A small sewing needle began Sherry Hartman’s fascination with Civil War history, she said.
As a child, Hartman found herself wondering about the construction of the bell-like skirts common to women of the mid-to-late 19th century, she told a crowd Sunday afternoon at Sykesville’s Gate House Museum.

Bowdoin Unknown: The Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Museum

Though he figures prominently in Bowdoin culture—from the way he greets visitors from his post on Maine Street to the places on campus that bear his name—Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain remains a surprisingly unknown figure.
A graduate and president of the College, as well as a Civil War hero and governor of Maine, Chamberlain was “a hero [...]

Tredegar the starting point for Civil War celebration

Richmond visitors have a new starting point for the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War and the end of slavery: Historic Tredegar.
A banner proclaiming “Your Gateway to the Civil War” was unveiled yesterday at Tredegar by leaders of the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar, Richmond National Battlefield Park and the [...]

The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, Kennesaw, Ga.

On the rainy morning of April 12, 1862, the passengers and crew of The General were enjoying breakfast at the Lacy Hotel in what is now Kennesaw, Ga., when their train left the station without them.
Captained by James Andrews, the crew of Union saboteurs destroyed the Western and Atlantic Railroad tracks and telegraph wires in [...]

Missouri Civil War Museum aims at April opening in Jefferson Barracks

If you wanted to build a museum showcasing Missouri’s Civil War heritage, you couldn’t find a more appropriate spot than Jefferson Barracks in Lemay.
The site was a military post for the U.S. Army for more than a century until it was decommissioned in 1946. It served the Army well during the Mexican-American War and both [...]