Civil War Road Show personalizes the war

Civil War Road Show personalizes the war

Civil War-era Pennsyvlania residents mingled with 2011 citizens at the PA Civil War 150 Road Show in Chambersburg over the weekend. Franklin County was the 11th stop of the traveling exhibit. It will hit 21 counties by September, after opening in May in Pittsburgh.

Joyce Horst, president of the Franklin County Historical Society-Kittochtinny, credited Ann Hull, a society director, with convincing the state to send the road show to town this year. By 2014 the 53-foot trailer will have traveled to all 67 counties. Because every corner of the commonwealth was affected by the War Between the States, as the 150th anniversary is commemorated, the interactive show is being used to educate Pennsylvanians on life on the battlefield as well as the homefront. The complete anniversary will span five years and events are sponsored by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

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