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Civil War 150: The Civil War Told by Those Who Lived It

Join us as Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center at Arkansas Tech University hosts Civil War 150: Exploring the War and Its Meaning Through the
Words of Those Who Lived It
The exhibit is a national public programing initiative designed to encourage public exploration of the transformative impact and contested meanings of the Civil War through primary documents and firsthand accounts.  It is presented by The Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  This project includes funding for the following programs.


Dr. Thomas DeBlack, Professor of History at Arkansas Tech
The Civil War in Arkansas: An Overview

Wayne Phillips, Paul Staton & Michael Whitaker, Local Historians' Presentation
Arkansas Currency, the Battle of Dardanelle, and Other Local Skirmishes
Harmony Trio, Musical Performance
Songs & Stories of the Civil War
All programs are FREE and open to the public and take place in Room 300 of the library.

*Exhibit will be open during program times. 

About the Project

The centerpiece of this project is a four-volume series, Civil War 150, published by The Library of America for the sesquicentennial of the U.S. Civil War.  The books contain letters, diaries, speeches, newspaper accounts, poems, songs, military reports, and memoirs.  There are hundreds of firsthand accounts from both the North and South beginning from November 1860 - Spring 1865.  This 5 panel exhibition presents the Civi War through some of these documents. The Gilder Lehrman Institute partnered with the Library of American to create this exhibit with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Read more about these organizations.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

The Library of America

National Endowment for the Humanities