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Everhart Museum Announces Regional Stories of the Civil War

The Everhart Museum is to present “With bullets singing all around me”: Regional Stories of the Civil War open February 4 – July 17, 2011.

The American Civil War was a defining moment for a young nation and its people, both free and enslaved. Throughout Northeast Pennsylvania and New York’s Southern Tier no one was left untouched by the cataclysmic events of 1861-1865. FY2011 marks the beginning of sesquicentennial observance of this historic period. The Everhart Museum will present “With bullets singing all around me,” a multi-disciplinary exhibit focusing on the Civil War’s impact on people from the region, particularly the Museum’s founder, Dr. Isaiah Fawkes Everhart, who served as a field surgeon with the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Partnering with regional historical societies and private collectors, the Everhart’s exhibit will focus on individual stories from both the battlefield and the home front. One of the exhibit’s highlights will be items owned and used by Dr. Everhart. Exhibit partners include: The Center for Anti-Slavery Studies (Montrose), Lackawanna Historical Society (Scranton), Lycoming County Historical Society (Williamsport), Susquehanna County Historical Society (Montrose), and Chemung County Historical Society, (Elmira, NY). Partial underwriting for this exhibit is provided by Gertrude Hawk Chocolates, Inc. and Mr. & Mrs. Joseph F. Curtin.

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