Monday, June 3, 2013

Calling All Local Civil War Collectors

Do you collected items related to the Civil War?  Do you know someone in the area who does?  If you do, CCHS wants to hear from you!

In October 2013, the exhibit Civil War in the Attic will open at the Chemung Valley History Museum.  The exhibit will be the third in our four part series commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War.  In this new exhibit we want to showcase historical objects borrowed from local history buffs.  We want to show what people collect, why they collect, and why the Civil War is still so talked about 150 years later.

If you have some Civil War related objects you would like loan to the museum or can suggest the name of a collector we should contact, please let us know.  You can email curator Erin Doane at or call her at (607)734-4167 x204.  We can’t wait to see what sorts of Civil War treasures are tucked away in your attic!

Soldiers of 23rd NY Volunteers

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