"Civil War 150" Exhibit Opens

Beaufort District Collection
Date & Time: 
Monday, September 9, 2013 - 10:00am5:00pm

Civil War 150: Exploring the War and Its Meaning through the Words of Those Who Lived It is a national traveling panel exhibition organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with The Library of America. The project has been made possible in part through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Created to commemorate the Civil War Sesquicentennial, our Library was selected as one of only 50 sites to host the exhibit during the 150th anniversary period. Explore the bloodiest war in United States history through the eyes of major political figures, soldiers, families, and freedmen. By virtue of letters, personal accounts, and images, learn how people grappled with the end of slavery, the nature of democracy and citizenship, the human toll of civil war, and the role of a president in wartime. The exhibit will be available for viewing in the Beaufort District Collection, 311 Scott St., 2d floor in Beaufort, Mondays through Fridays, 10:00am until 5:00pm, beginning Monday, September 9th through Monday, September 30th, with evening hours, 5:00-7:30 pm on the following evenings: September 12th, 19th, and 24th. The exhibit is free. Be sure to pick up an "I Visited Civil War 150" voucher in the Beaufort District Collection Research Room to receive discounts on select museum and tour admission prices.