Minnesota in the Civil War Exhibit
"Minnesota and the Civil War," a new 5,000-square-foot exhibit opening at the Minnesota History Center March 2, 2013, will reveal the words and actions of Minnesotans who lived during the war. Minnesota responded first in the nation and, fighting in almost every major battle, Minnesotans were among the most tested and honored in the Union Army. Stories of soldiers and their loved ones at home will be drawn from the Minnesota Historical Society's collections: letters, diaries, memoirs and reminiscences that capture the personal impact of this tumultuous period. The war, and Minnesota's connection to it, are of deep interest to many Minnesotans, especially during the war's 150th anniversary.
A new exhibit in development will explore Minnesota's role in the Civil War. The exhibit, opening in the spring of 2013, will draw heavily on objects and manuscripts from the Minnesota Historical Society's collections. 2011 marks the beginning of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The war and Minnesota's connection to it are of deep interest to many Minnesotans.
Programs. $4,800,000 the first year and $4,800,000 the second year are for programs and purposes related to the historical and cultural heritage of the state of Minnesota, conducted by the Minnesota Historical Society.