Friday, April 4, 2014

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War Exhibit

For the first time, the Princeville Heritage Museum is hosting a traveling exhibit titled Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War.  The exhibit is a joint effort between the museum and Lillie M. Evans Library.  Our museum director and volunteers have been very busy getting the exhibit ready.  In addition to the traveling exhibit, you will also view diplays about local Civil War history. 

The museum will have extended hours during the exhibit which will be on display through May 9.  In addition to the Opening Reception, there are 4 programs planned during April.

On Tuesday, April 8, we will be hosting "Illinois in the Civil War" with Tom Emery at 6:30 pm.  "Black Jack Logan: Civil War General, Senator, King-Maker" with Brian Fox Ellis will be on Tuesday, April 15 at 6:30 pm.  You won't want to miss "Mrs. Lincoln's Salon" and Tea with Debra Ann Miller on Tuesday, April 22 at 1:00 pm (reservations required).  The final program is "The Anti-Slavery Movement in Black and White" with Jeanne Schultz Angel will be on Tuesday, April 29 at 6:30 pm.

During the exhibit, the museum will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Tuesdays 2:00 to 6:00 pm and Thursdays from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  We do schedule classroom visits as well as large groups (senior living facilities, community groups, scout troops, service organizations, etc.). Please plan for at least an hour for your visit.

Here are a few pictures of the exhibit:

The museum volunteers have spent a lot of time researching local Civil War soldiers and other local history relating to the Civil War.  
  • Do you know about the "Lucky 13" from Princeville?  
  • Most of the local men were enlisted in Company K, 86th IL Infantry.
  • Read the Coburn Civil War letters. 
  • Much, much more!!
A few photos of local Civil War history:

Soldier's Memorial of Company K 86th Reg. Vol. Infantry.  Man local men enlisted
 in Company K of 86th IL.  You can view all the names and photos of the officers.

As you can see, this is an exhibit you won't want to miss!!

To learn more about the Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War exhibit, click here for the link to LME Library.  For additional resources and information, including a Teacher's Guide, scroll to the bottom of the page to see additional links.

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