The National Civil War Life Museum Overview
The theme "Civil War Life" will focus on the lives of Civil War War Soldiers on both sides, but the conflict's impact on the lives of their families will also be explored. "Slavery" will address the life of enslaved African-Americans in the south and with particular focus on the support that this supposedly southern institution actually received from northern financial and business interests. "Civil War Science" will highlight advances driven by the war principally in the fields of manufacturing, medicine and ordnance technology. "Reunification" will explore veteran's organizations, reunions and the impact of Reconstruction on the existing and newly freed African-American population.
Our three dimensional format consist of a series of gallery displays featuring artifacts and interpretive graphics that that will offer the visitor the opportunity to make their own discoveries and connections about the story of life in America during the American Civil War. First hand narratives will be employed as much as possible to help the visitor connect with the subject. These exhibits will support our goal to create this nation's most significant Civil War museum facility, research center and educational program. A dedicated school study tour program will be developed along with the exhibits.