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'Digs' add to prison's history
The Hayes Presidential Center’s latest exhibit - Privy to History: Civil War Prison Life Unearthed is on display NOW through Jan. 4, 2015.

Curated by David R. Bush, Ph.D. the exhibit presents new information about Johnson's Island Civil War Prison (near Marblehead) gleaned through archaeological exploration of the prison site.
Officers housed at the prison were educated and cultured - the elite of Southern gentry. This influenced prison life and the amazing array of artifacts that survive - like this violin.The exhibit is made possible by funding from the Sidney Frohman Foundation and the Friends & Descendants of Johnson’s Island Civil War Prison.

Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $7.50/adult, $6.50/seniors age 60+, and $3/children ages 6-12.

Be sure to check out our exhibit supplement Past Times . It's designed for kids but adults will find lots of interesting information in it too!

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