New exhibit explores the Civil War in the Northwest

Tacoma News TribuneFebruary 13, 2014 

A new exhibit at the Washington State History Museum sheds light on the role that the Pacific Northwest played in the War Between the States and how the war in turn affected them.

“Civil War Pathways in the Northwest” opens on Monday and runs through July 6. It uses 150 artifacts, along with stories, to portray the mindset of citizens and politicians as they dealt with the 1861-1865 conflict and its aftermath.  

A story on the show will run in GO on Feb. 21.

Here’s the opening day schedule:

February 17


11 a.m.–noon (5th Floor Boardroom): “Territorial Voices: A Civil War Reader’s Theater”

Noon – 1 p.m. (Museum Store): Book Signing – “Wilderness” author Lance Weller

1 –2 p.m. (5th Floor Boardroom): “I Am Always on the Women’s Side: Vignettes of the Civil War”

3 – 4 p.m. (Mezzanine): Civil War Fashion Show

12:15 – 1 p.m. and 2:15 – 3 p.m.: Exhibit tours with curator Lorraine McConaghy

Musicians and reenactors throughout the day:

Mike Vouri, Historian, San Juan Island National Historical Park
Living History Program, Crosby House Museum
Living History Performers Karen and Patrick Haas
USS Tahoma 1863 Naval Shore Party
Historic Fort Steilacoom
The Golden Oldies Guild, Tacoma Goodwill

‘Civil War Pathways in the Northwest’ 
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., days vary by season, free admission every third Thursday, 2-8 p.m.
Where: Washington State History Museum
Tickets: $9.50 adults; $7 seniors, students and military; 5 and under free
Information: CivilWarPathways.org.

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