Minnesota and the Civil War

The Civil War divided the United States in two, left more than 750,000 dead and resulted in the release of four million people from bondage. Explore the role of Minnesota’s men and women on the battlefield and the home front in an exhibit that draws heavily on Minnesota Historical Society collections. Through artifacts as well as firsthand accounts drawn from letters, diaries, memoirs and reminiscences, learn about the everyday lives and the often extraordinary witness of individual Minnesotans during the war.

This special exhibit is on view at the Minneapolis History Center March 2- September 8, 2013.  Tickets are regularly $10 for adults but on Tuesday nights, the museum is FREE from 5-8pm!

The Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55102