The Scotch Plains Public Library is proud to be among the 50 U.S. libraries selected to host Civil War 150 a national traveling panel exhibition organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with The Library of America. The project, Civil War 150: Exploring the War and Its Meaning through the Words of Those Who Live It, has been made possible in part through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor. Our programming, emphasizing a theme of “conflicted times,” is funded through the generosity of the Friends of Scotch Plains Public Library. The exhibit will be on display from April 28 through May 17, 2014.
Please join us for a reception in the gallery, to preview the documents, photographs, and posters that are Civil War 150. The Civil War is the most transformative period in US history. Drawing upon letters, personal accounts, and images, Civil War 150 invites Americans to understand how soldiers, presidents, freedmen, and families struggled to address the nature of democracy and citizenship, the human toll of civil war, and the role of a president in wartime.
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