Category Archives: Museums

Civil War photos: Help sought to solve old mystery

Easy AdSense by Unreal RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The names of the two little girls are an enduring mystery, their images found among crumpled bodies on Civil War battlefields. Each is posed primly on chairs, ringlets cascading past the rouged cheeks … Continue reading

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Civil War soldier’s memorabilia finds a family

West End pawn broker to give items to relative Read the original story here. By Chad Smith Pocono Record Writer May 23, 2012 The story’s got a happy ending. About three weeks ago, the Pocono Record wrote about Paul Mastronardi, a … Continue reading

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Exhibit looks at role of railroads in the Civil War

Originally Published Apr 20, 2012 22:20 By LARRY ALEXANDER – Lancaster Online By the time of his death in 1885, just 35 days shy of his 60th birthday, Anson Stager had served as the president of several powerful companies: Western … Continue reading

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Civil War Museums Evolve to Stay Relevant

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Inside Louisiana’s Civil War Museum, battle flags line the walls. Uniforms, swords and long-barreled guns fill museum cases beside homespun knapsacks, dented canteens and tiny framed pictures of wives that soldiers carried into battle. In the … Continue reading

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Northampton Community College celebrates opening of Civil War exhibit

By Sara K. Satullo | The Express-Times  A crowd quickly developed around Brian Alnutt as he guided visitors through the Civil War exhibit on loan toNorthampton Community College. Alnutt is an assistant professor of history at the college and was acting … Continue reading

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Museum on wheels brings Civil War to Eastern Shore

by the Eastern Shore News ONANCOCK –Civil War history is on the move in Virginia as its custom 18-wheel Civil War HistoryMobile rolls into the Eastern Shore for a three-day visit Sept. 6-11. An initiative of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of … Continue reading

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Actor, studio founder Tim Reid named to board of Virginia Civil War center

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar has added some star power to its board. The Richmond attraction says Norfolk native Tim Reid is among four new members named to its board. Reid is probably … Continue reading

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Exec. director of National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Md. is myth-buster, works on shows

STAN GOLDBERG  The Frederick News-Post FREDERICK, Md. — Actress Ashley Judd learned the truth about her great-great-great-grandfather from George Wunderlich, executive director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. She thought her ancestor had lost a leg as … Continue reading

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Civil War buffs to re-enact 1st U.S. spy balloon’s flight

By Dan Vergano, USA TODAY Civil War memories take an aerial turn Saturday, with a 150-year-anniversary celebration of the birth of the U.S. Balloon Corps on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Outside the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air andSpace Museum, curators … Continue reading

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McCook House Civil War Museum to reopen after major renovation

From the Press-News.com - Minerva, Ohio The Ohio Historical Society’s McCook House Civil War Museum, in Carrollton, will reopen Friday through Saturday, May 20-22, after undergoing more than a $500,000 renovation. The 1837 Federal-style brick house was built by Daniel McCook … Continue reading

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