News Archive -- Civil War 150 Exhibition



Date: September 18, 2013
Contact: Jude Smith, (406) 453-0349
Great Falls Library

Great Falls, Montana – The Great Falls Public Library is one of fifty libraries and National Park historic sites around the country selected to be part of a tour of a free traveling panel exhibition, Civil War 150.  This tour is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.  In conjunction with being a host to this unique historical exhibit, the library is also the recipient of a grant whose funds will sponsor public programming supporting the exhibit.   The exhibit will be at the Great Falls Public Library from May 26 to June 16, 2014.  The traveling exhibit and grant is sponsored by Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with The Library of America.  It is funded by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

In conjunction with planning programs for this tour, the Great Falls Public Library is seeking relatives of descendents of Civil War veterans.  We are interested in presenting a program where personal stories from the war will be shared.  We are interested in your stories and history and believe they are of significant historical and cultural import.  Please contact Jude Smith at 453-0349 or jusmith [at] greatfallslibrary [dot] org for more information.