This exhibition explores the Civil War, 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.

Supplementary Materials

  • Site Support Notebook
  • Color brochures

Logistical Information

This traveling exhibition is composed of five interlocking panels. It will require a total of 10–12 running feet of display space. The loan period for this exhibition is four weeks. Sites are required to pay a loan fee of $450, which covers shipping and administrative costs, and a refundable $100 deposit.

Online Exhibition

To view a digital version of this exhibition, click here.