Tag Archives: artifacts

A Close Brush With History—UWF History Trust’s Black Politicians Exhibit

It was recently announced in the last Emerging Civil War newsletter that I’ve taken on a part-time position with the University of West Florida’s Historic Trust in Pensacola, Florida. I had begun volunteering in their Collections Department – and diversifying … Continue reading

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An Update on the Adams County Historical Society’s New Exhibit Gallery, Archives, and Education Center

With the anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg coming up next weekend, we thought we’d check in with our friends at the Adams County Historical Society to see how they were coming along on the construction of their new Exhibit … Continue reading

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“At Liberty Gap . . . Every Man is a Hero”: The Story of an Ohio Soldier 

While I have spent many years collecting Civil War artifacts and photographs, at some point I made a conscious decision to limit the scope of my collection to only those items from a specific geographic area, namely southeastern Ohio and … Continue reading

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Women & Preservation: A Chat with Stephanie Huffman about Saving Family History

Part of a Series There are many types of historic preservation, beyond saving battlefields. One preservation effort is researching and keeping artifacts and documents. Many times this is done professionally by museums and archives. Other times private collectors save and … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 4/20-4/26/20

Let’s hear some true stories… Have you come across a mystery Civil War artifact in your research or a museum collection? Have you discovered what it was?

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ECW Weekender: Missouri Civil War Museum

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Kristen M. Trout Nestled on an elevated plateau just south of St. Louis, Missouri lies the country’s oldest active military installation west of the Mississippi River. Established in 1826, Jefferson Barracks served in … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 9/5-9/11/16

What is your favorite museum artifact from the Civil War? Why is it special to you?

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