The Missouri Humanities Council, in partnership with the Missouri History Museum, is proud to provide a special traveling exhibit developed by the Museum. The Civil War in Missouri traveling exhibit will be available to communities across Missouri in 2012–2015. This smaller, portable version of the Missouri History Museum's major Civil War exhibition by the same name will kick off in May 2012.
The Civil War in Missouri will feature three sections focusing on major aspects of the war in Missouri: slavery and its essential role in the origins and execution of the war; the issues of conflicting loyalties, interests, and beliefs among the state’s diverse population; and the nature and impact of the guerrilla warfare that occurred throughout much of the state during the war. The context for these themes will be provided through an interactive timeline that will depict specific battles and other events during the course of the war.
The traveling exhibit will have four stops in Missouri during 2012, including:
The Missouri Humanities Council will offer assistance to each host site in developing a local element to augment the traveling exhibit. This is a key aspect of this program, as it hopefully will foster cooperation and collaboration among various organizations in each host community. Ideally, this should make the exhibition’s stories even more meaningful for the audiences in those communities, whereby the local stories are presented within the larger context that is provided by the History Museum’s exhibit.
Starting in December, organizations and communities that wish to host The Civil War in Missouri during 2013–2015 will be able to submit an application to the Missouri Humanities Council. For more information on this program, please contact Anna Marie Wingron, Community Outreach and Programs Director: voice 314-781-9660, 800-357-0909 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Missouri Humanities Council website, www.mohumanities.org.