Monday, May 7, 2012

A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri

The exhibit The Civil War in Missouri depicts the bitter infighting in a state where citizens’ loyalties were divided between the Union and the Confederacy.
May 5, 2012 - July 1, 2012
During the Civil War Missouri was a state divided, suffering from a fractured identity and caught up in a struggle of no quarter between its battling factions. That violent period of near-anarchy is examined in the traveling exhibit A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri, a joint effort of the Missouri Humanities Council and the Missouri History Museum.
This colorful and informative exhibit follows the “bushwhackers” and “Jayhawkers” whose bitter enmity continues to color the relations between Missourians and Kansans.
A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri is a partnership between the Missouri History Museum and the Missouri Humanities Council, with additional support provided by the William T. Kemper Foundation - Commerce Bank, Trustee; the Commerce Trust Company; Emerson; and Wells Fargo Advisers.

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