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Lectures enhance Civil War exhibit

Larry Strayer poses with some items from his Civil War collection.The last of three lectures hosted in conjunction with the Hayes Presidential Center's exclusive exhibit CIVIL WAR: Battlefield & Homefront takes place Thursday, Dec. 15 in the Hayes Museum. The lecture is free and open to all.

Guest speaker is Civil War expert and collector Larry Strayer. Strayer will share the story of how he got involved in collecting Civil War memorabilia, and how his collection has evolved over 40 years. His presentation is titled Battlefield & Homefront Exhibit - An Inside Look at Civil War Collecting.

Numerous items from Strayer’s personal collection are included in the CIVIL WAR: Battlefield & Homefront exhibit on display now through Jan. 29, 2012, in the Hayes Museum . Following his lecture, Strayer will invite participants to view the exhibit with him.

Major funding for CIVIL WAR: Battlefield & Homefront is provided by

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Additional funding is provided by Croghan Colonial Bank