29 August 2012

BCL Wins!: "Civil War 150" Exhibit Coming in 2013

The Gilder Lehman Institute of American History has awarded Beaufort County Library a traveling “Civil War 150” exhibit for September 2013. The exhibit will be just outside the BDC Research Room doors from September 9 – September 30 next year(Big projects take time to prepare). 

The Beaufort County Library system’s supplemental programming will give our residents and visitors the opportunity to compare and contrast  how different the story of the Civil War was here in Beaufort County, South Carolina than elsewhere in the United States.

As part of the grant, we will highlight Civil War related materials from the Beaufort District Collection, the Library’s special collections and archives department, such as Dr. Johnson’s Medical Record Book, our Civil War illustrated prints and original newspapers, and period piano sheet music.

Programs relating to the Civil War, and our own local history, will be held for all age groups and at all our branch libraries.  

Initial plans will begin in earnest mid-September.  We welcome potential partners and co-sponsors. As I am the project coordinator for "Civil War 150," contact me at 255-6468 or gracec@bcgov.net if your organization would like to be involved in the Library's efforts to make the "Civil War 150" exhibit a success.

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