Monday, October 7, 2013

What's the Smithsonian Doing for the War

From the September Smithsonian Magazine "From the Castle" by G. Wayne Clough. //// There are exhibitions at many of the Smithsonian's 19 museums. For an overview, check out Smithsonian.com/civilwar. You should experiment with the interactive map of the Battleof Gettysburg, which has troop movements (great if you get confused by such matters and photographic displays of terrain as various military units would have seen them. //// This month, Smithsonian will publish their new book Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection where historians have chosen 150 noteworthy and often moving objects such as weapons, uniforms, portraits and even a slave ship manifest. Three shows tied to it will be airing on the Smithsonian Channel (which I don't get). ///// Worth Checking Out. --Old Secesh

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