The Civil War 150 Years Later: Treasures from the Vault
150 years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, in the midst of various civil war anniversaries and commemorative films such as the Oscar-nominated Lincoln, the Howard-Gotlieb Archival Research Center is proud to reveal a new exhibition: “The American Civil War: Treasures from the Vault.”
Via original manuscript pieces such as letters, journals, maps, official documents and publications, the exhibition will explore the causes, reactions, and responses of the American Civil War.
“Treasures from the Vault” uses various perspectives and categories to achieve a broader understanding of the conflict that divided the fledgling Unites States. Artifacts illuminating slavery, emancipation, Abraham Lincoln, his Cabinet, and his assassination, the armies of both sides, the Union navy, and the difficulties faced post-war are on display.
All materials are selected from collections held in the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. Among the collections involved, the Military Historical Society of Massachusetts and the First Corps of Cadets present a close view of the part Massachusetts played in the conflict.
“The American Civil War: Treasures from the Vault” will be on display through August 2013 in the Richards-Frost Room on the first floor of Mugar Memorial Library at 771 Commonwealth Avenue. The room is open Monday-Friday from 9 am – 4:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact the Gotlieb Center at (617) 353-3696 or firstname.lastname@example.org.