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Exhibit explores personal side of war

Original Civil War artifacts belonging to Cpt. Alvah Skilton of Monroeville. The latest exhibit created by staff of the Hayes Presidential
Civil War: Battlefield & Homefront is on display NOW through Jan. 29, 2012.

As the exhibit's title implies, Civil War: Battlefield & Homefront relates the war experiences of both soldiers and civilains. Histories of the war rarely delve into the hardships endured by the wives, daughters, mothers, and men who were not on the front lines. Personal letters and artifacts from such individuals shed new light on the far-reaching toll of the war. Many items included in the exhibition never have been on display before. They are on loan from the L.M. Strayer Collection.

Skilton's mess table set for dinner.Civil War: Battlefield & Homefront is open from 9 am-5 pm Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 pm Sunday. (Closed Easter day). Admission is $7.50/adult, $6.50 senior citizen (age 60+), and $3.00 children ages 6-12.

Major funding for the exhibit is provided by
partnered with

Additional funding is provided by Croghan Colonial Bank.