Date posted: 05/18/2011
Experience History at the Coming of the Civil War Exhibit
America’s history is made up of a series of significant events that turned this land into the united country that it is today. And knowing about the victories and tribulations our forefathers had to go through are important in structuring our future, which is why the South Carolina State Museum is playing their part by teaching others about the beginnings of the American Civil War. Occurring nearly 150 years ago, this noteworthy fight between the North and the South played a significant role in America’s history.
The Coming of the Civil War will mark the beginning of the observance of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, so history buffs have a lot to look forward to in these coming months. This particular exhibit will go into the details surrounding the disagreement that started the division between the States. It is the first of a six part series that will tell the story of this historic war, particularly the events that occurred on South Carolina soil. From the green palmetto tree flag to Andrew Jackson’s proclamation to the people of South Carolina, there is not a momentous detail that is missed.
In a related program, the South Carolina State Museum will also have a retired submariner, “Stonewall “Stoney” Hilton, give a special presentation on the tale of the night when the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley sank the USS Housatonic outside the Charleston Harbor. This will give observers a clear and thrilling picture of how the event occurred and is much more interesting and exhilarating than reading about it in a history book. You may even think that Hilton was there himself although that would be impossible of course.
These exciting exhibitions will only be around for a limited time, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to go back in time and experience history.
November 06, 2010 - July 22, 2011
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Address: 301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday 1 - 5 pm
Venue: South Carolina State Museum
For more information, visit http://www.southcarolinastatemuseum.org/exhibits/civilwar.aspx