Traveling Exhibit: Ohio & the Civil War, 150 Years Later

By cmccune, posted on May 3rd, 2011.
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How did a song shape the Civil War? Which Ohioan was almost single-handedly responsible for the Union Army’s financial stability?

The Civil War 150th Anniversary traveling exhibit, Ohio & the Civil War, 150 Years Later is a new exhibit produced by the Ohio Historical Society in partnership with the Ohio Humanities Council, American Electric Power, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. This stunning new exhibit focuses on people and places around Ohio that were of significance during the Civil War, how each impacted the war effort, and how the war impacted Ohio and its people.

Compact and easily portable the exhibit was designed to travel to community organizations around Ohio who want to celebrate the Civil War Anniversary.

Subjects include:

Painting of the Fighting McCooks (Ohio Historical Society Collections)

The Fighting McCooks

Buckeye Furnace

Benjamin Hanby

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Zoar and Zoarites

John Rankin

Jay Cooke


Freed Slaves

Civil War Veterans

Applications to host this exciting new exhibit will be available soon. For more information, please contact us at or call 614-297-2342.

Article written by Cameron Wood, History Curator, courtesy of the Ohio Historical Society Collections Blog.

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