The Judith J. Carrier Library hosted the Civil War 150 Exhibition from March 4 to 24, 2014. TCC was one of only fifty sites selected to host this traveling exhibit. The online version is available at the website of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
The exhibition, drawn from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, traces the major events during the Civil War through the eyes of leaders and ordinary Americans from 1860 to 1865. Drawing upon letters, personal accounts, and images, Civil War 150 invites Americans to understand how soldiers, presidents, freedmen, and families grappled with the end of slavery, the nature of democracy and citizenship, the human toll of civil war, and the role of a president during wartime. The resources in this guide are meant to further your knowledge about the causes and consequences of the Civil War, especially as it affected the lives of the people who lived through it.
Civil War 150 is a national traveling panel exhibition organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with The Library of America. The project, Civil War 150: Exploring the War and Its Meaning through the Words of Those Who Lived It, has been made possible in part through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.