…online at The National Civil War Museum located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
With the release of the movie “Lincoln” starring Daniel Day-Lewis, the popularity of the book Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address and the Civil War, there’s an uptick of interest in the always-popular 16th U.S. President.
Check out the virtual interview with Lincoln at The National Civil War Museum website (no charge). The presidential reenactor (James Hayney, who visits the museum in person throughout the year) answers questions about his childhood, parents and youthful activities.
The museum, which opened in 2001, covers the years 1850-1876 and positions itself as “the largest Civil War museum that addresses the war from both the Northern and Southern perspective, and from both a military and civilian perspective.”
Among the artifacts in the collection is General Robert E. Lee’s Bible, but most of the items belonged to the soldiers who wore the Blue or the Gray.
In addition to permanent exhibits the museum hosts a lecture series, living history demonstrations and special exhibitions.
Open year round, the museum is expanding its hours this summer in conjunction with the 150th Civil War observances.
Museum admission charged.
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