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Indiana's Civil War 150th Commemoration Exhibits


Region United, Nation Divided: Civil War in the South Shore
Indiana Welcome Center, Hammond, IN
April 5-May 3

2012 - Past Events

Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine
Cunningham Memorial Library Indiana State University
August 27 – October 6

Gallery Talks: Notable Residents and the Civil War
Dupage County Historical Museum
Through August 24

The Civil War and Dupage County: A Local Perspective
Dupage County Historical Museum
Through August 26

On the Home Front: Civil War Fashions and Domestic Life
Kent State University Museum>, Broadbent Gallery, Kent, OH
Through August 26

Mr. Lincoln Goes to Washington
Museum of the Grand Prairie, Mahomet, IL
Through February 27, 2013

Fulton County Historical Society Events Ongoing - A number of events throughout the year with a focus on living history, military history, and American Indian history.

2011 - Past Events

The Civil War Diary of William C. Benson
Permanent exhibit opens Nov. 11, 2011
Dubois County Museum, Jasper, IN

The family of Jane Lankford Roberts recently donated to the Dubois County Museum an interesting link in the day to day life of Civil War soldier, William C. Benson. Benson's diaries will be on permanent display.

“Liberty on the Border” & Media Coverage of Civil Rights: 1930s-1960s
Oct. 2, 2010 - May 8, 2011, Center for History, South Bend, IN

In the turbulent time leading up to the Civil War, boundaries between neighboring states were not just physical borders. They represented dividing lines between the North and the South, between “free” and “slave” states. In the section “Liberty Denied,” these boundaries and the messages they conveyed are examined. Here, visitors experience the extraordinary tension of pre-Civil War America. The attack on Fort Sumter, recruitment of soldiers, home life during the Civil War, and the vast destruction of war battles are chronicled in another section, “Liberty’s Trial,” which focuses on the war years. Throughout the section “Liberty’s Legacy,” new insights and interpretations of the year following the Civil War heighten awareness of the monumental changes felt by many Americans in the decades since 1865.

Media Coverage of Civil Rights: 1930s-1960s

The exhibit chronicles articles and broadcast news that covered the topic of civil rights, both locally and in other communities, from the 1930s through the 1960s.Media Coverage of Civil Rights: 1930s – 1960s, on view at the Center for History through May 8, 2011, features locally-published newspapers and columns that represented the voice of the African American community, a voice helped spark and sustain many of the pivotal moments and movements in history that reshaped the social fabric of the local community, and ultimately, America.

“Team of Rivals: Lincoln’s Cabinet at the Crossroads of War”
Oct. 14, 2010 - Aug. 15, 2011, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, Springfield, IL

What is it like to be President...when faced with a decision for war?

This exhibition takes you inside the highest levels of the United States government as Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet struggle with the momentous issue of war. Restricted to the information they possessed at the time, you will confront the perplexities and options they faced during the first weeks of Lincoln's presidency — and decide for yourself if they made the right choices...