Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Story City - Traveling Civil War Exhibit, November 2 - 3, 2011

The traveling exhibit Fiery Trail - Iowa and the Civil War will be located within the Story City swimming pool parking lot on November 2nd and 3rd.  It will be available to visitors from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday the 2nd and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday.  This exhibit from the State Historical Society of Iowa is a 32 foot trailer that shows Iowa's involvement in the war.

“The Fiery Trial” exhibit includes:
  • A visual timeline of Iowa’s participation in the Civil War
  • Panels about Iowans and their Civil War experiences
  • Information about Annie Wittenmyer, a Sanitation Agent for Iowa who oversaw the needs of Union Army soldiers
  • The impact of the Civil War on Iowa
  • The role Iowa played in the Civil Rights movement when it approved the right to vote for African-Americans
  • A computer program that allows visitors to research Civil War ancestors by person, town, township or congressional district
 See additional information on this History on the Move exhibit.

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