April 17- May 31, 2013; John M. Antaramian Gallery
With the election of Abraham Lincoln as the nation's 16th President in 1860, America faced its greatest Constitutional test. Are we a single nation? Can slavery be uprooted? Must civil liberties give way?
Through May 31, 2013
With the 2012 releases of Lincoln and Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, it might seem that there has been a recent run on movies showcasing the 16th President of the United States. In fact, these films just continue a 100 year legacy of Abraham Lincoln as the star of the big and small screen. A new exhibit at the Civil War Museum, done in conjuction with Racine Lincoln scholar and collector Steven Rogstad, shows the history of Lincoln as portrayed in film and television using a variety of images, artifacts, books, and movie posters.
June 15, 2013 through March 30, 2014
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Celebrate the "Campaigns of '63" Exhibit Opening. Marshall Krolick is America's foremost authority on the 8th Illinois Cavalry and an expert on the Battle of Gettysburg. Krolick has a long affiliation with the Civil War Round Table of Chicago and was awarded the group's prestigious Nevins-Freeman Award for Civil War scholarship. He has authored numerous articles for Civil War publications and proudly serves as a volunteer at the Civil War Museum during his many summertime visits to Chicago.
Civil War Museum
The Fiery Trial tells the personal stories of the men and women of the Upper MIddle West - specifically Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Indiana, and Michigan. Through state-of-the-art museum technology, life-size dioramas, and interactive engaging exhibits, visitors travel back in history to the social, political, and economic influences that contributed to the Civil War.
From the home front, to the railroad and waterways, to the battlefront and back home again, the Civil War is seen through the eyes of soldiers, nurses, spouses, children, clergymen, slaves, tradesmen, and the others who lived it. Experience the battlefront, the incredible logistics and resources that were required to mount the war effort, and the deep emotions that tore families apart.
Medical care for Civil War soldiers in the field was extremely difficult.
See a surgeon's kit and a medicine chest.
Board a train car and listen to the personal stories of men
and women as they ride "The Iron Road to War."
Surviving the winter was a trial for Civil War soldiers.