Everhart kicks off Civil War exhibit as conflict’s sesquicentennial approaches

Standing in a gallery full of Civil War artifacts, Cara Sutherland wondered if Northeast Pennsylvanians of that era had any inkling how much their lives were about to change.

One hundred fifty years ago today, Southern delegates convened in Montgomery, Ala., to establish what would become the Confederacy. That news, however, would not reach the early residents of the Lackawanna Valley for weeks at least.

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