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The Jackson Historical Society and the Lillian Jones Museum are proud to announce they are hosting the Ohio Historical Society’s new traveling exhibit, Ohio and the Civil War: 150 Years Later to commemorate the anniversary of the Civil War.
The exhibit, Ohio & the Civil War: 150 Years Later is on display at the Lillian Jones Museum from December 1 through December 31. The museum is open on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at 75 Broadway Street in Jackson. In addition to the traveling exhibit, the Jackson Historical Society and the museum plan to showcase local Civil War artifacts from their own collections.
The Ohio Historical Society, in partnership with the Ohio Humanities Council and American Electric Power sponsored development of Ohio and the Civil War: 150 Years Later, a special panel exhibit produced for the 150th commemoration of the Civil War. The exhibit explores Ohio’s participation in the war and focuses on individuals’ choices that impacted local communities and the course of the war.
Three themes – Democracy, Transformations and Memory – are used to reveal Civil War stories that impacted Ohio in the 19th century to present day. Through the use of these themes the exhibit explores topics such as civil rights, political dissent, pacifism, religion and popular culture, and reveals patterns in our county’s response to those topics throughout history.
More information can be found on the Facebook page for Buckeye Furnace and the Lillian Jones Museum, or by contacting www.lillianjones.museum.com.
The Civil War began in April 1861 and Ohio was deeply involved, providing General Ulysses S. Grant and many other Union officers, along with 300,000 Union troops to the war effort. This exhibit will allow Southeastern Ohio families an opportunity to learn more about Ohio’s impact on the war.
Ohio’s leadership before, during and after the Civil War had a profound influence on American history. Now, decades later, a statewide initiative to observe the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Ohio, 2011 to 2015, is being led by the CW150 Advisory committee and the Ohio Historical Society. American Electric Power and the Ohio Humanities Council are sponsors of the initiative.
For more information about Ohio’s Civil War 150th Anniversary commemoration, special events and more, visit www.ohiocivilwar150.org .