Ohio Civil War 150 Exhibit in Brimfield Through February

By Amanda Nelson, posted on February 3rd, 2012.
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The official Ohio Civil war 150 traveling exhibit is coming to Brimfield. Sponsored by The Brimfield Historical Society, the Ohio Historical Society’s new traveling exhibit, Ohio and the Civil War: 150 Years Later, will be on display from February 1, 2012 to March 6, 2012 as  Portage County commemorates the anniversary of the Civil War.

Date(s): February 1, 2012 – March 6, 2012
Cost: Free
Time: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10-4; Thursdays 10-8; Fridays 10-2; all other days by appointment only.
Location: The Kelso House Museum, 4158 State Route 43, Brimfield, OH, 44240
Phone: (330) 673-1058

Ohio Civil War 150 Traveling Exhibit.

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.

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 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 Civil War 150 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, visiwww.ohiocivilwar150.org.

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