Wisconsin Historical Museum Presents Civil War Memories & Mementos Exhibition

. March 7, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Wisconsin Historical Museum presents Civil War Memories & Mementos an exhibition on view Mar 8 to Oct 8.

This year marks 150 years since the start of the Civil War. See objects ranging from battlefield relics to home front souvenirs. Explore how people of the Civil War era responded to the war, how they chose to memorialize it, and how the experience of war and remembrance has changed over the past 150 years.

About the Wisconsin Historical Society
The Society was founded in 1846, two years before Wisconsin became the 30th state, and it ranks as one of the largest, most active, and most diversified state historical societies in the nation. As both a state agency and a private membership organization, it receives about 60 percent of its funding from the state of Wisconsin. The other 40 percent comes from membership fees, admission fees, gifts, trust funds and grants. A 36-member Board of Curators governs the Society.

Wisconsin Historical Society 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706

www.wisconsinhistory.org

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