Thursday, April 3, 2003

Ohio & Kentucky perched on both sides of Civil War

New exhibit focuses on neighboring states


Hundreds of artifacts, documents and other materials from Cincinnati Museum Center collections - as well as items on loan from private collectors, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Smithsonian Institution - will be on display during the five-month run of Liberty on the Border: A Civil War Exhibit.

The exhibit examines the Civil War by focusing on two neighboring states, Ohio and Kentucky, and the wide variety of attitudes held by their residents.

Visitors also will see five video kiosks produced by the History Channel, a presenting sponsor for the show (along with the Ohio Bicentennial Commission). The videos examine these Civil War topics: issues that led to the war; the role of women in the conflict; Sherman's march to the sea; wounds that remain open, such as controversies over the Confederate flag; and the modern civil rights movement.

School programs, teacher workshops, public lectures and living history weekends also are planned.

If you go

What: Liberty on the Border: A Civil War Exhibit.

Where: Cincinnati History Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal.

When: SaturdayThrough Sept. 1.

Admission: Adults, $6.75; seniors, $5.75; children 3-12, $4.75; children 1-2, $3.75.

Information: (513) 287-7000 or Web site.

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