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AUGUST 2011  

August 31, 2011 - The Meadville Tribune

"Events of 150 years ago return to life in a  major display this weekend"

The 150 Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show rolls into the Meadville area Friday through Sunday at the Crawford County Fairgrounds off Dickson Road in West Mead Township. Read more.

 

August 27, 2011 - The Tribune-Democrat

"Road show brings Pa.'s role in Civil War to life"

With four interactive arcades in its 1,000-square-foot display, the Civil War 150 Road Show provides an interactive experience of Pennsylvania's contribution to the Union. Read More.

 

August 24, 2011 - Daily American

"Civil War Road Show kicks off Friday"

The Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show rolled into Somerset for three days of exhibition and re-enactment. Read More.

 

August 22, 2011 - The York Dispatch

"Traveling Civil War museum makes a stop in York"

A young visitor explains that having the opportunity to tour an interactive traveling Civil War museum at Penn Park in York City was way more interesting than sitting in a traditional classroom setting. More than 1,600 people visited the museum between Friday and Sunday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Read More.

 

August 21, 2011 - The York Dispatch

"Pennsylvania 150th Civil War Roadshow comes to York"

A slideshow of photos from the weekend's Pennsylvania 150th Civil War Road Show, a mobile history and heritage display touring all 67 PA counties. Read More.

 

August 20, 2011 - York Daily Record

"Civil War experience exhibit continues today, Sunday in York"

The portable museum, known as the Civil War 150 Road Show, was on the historic site in York for three days as part of a four-year traveling exhibition that will eventually stop in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. Read More.

 

August 18, 2011 - The York Dispatch

"Road show brings Civil War to York"

The York County Historical Society hosted the Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show, which was set up at Penn Park. The Road Show features a Civil War museum that was open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Read More.

 

August 18, 2011 - York Daily Record

"Period newspaper shows glimpse of life in York's Civil War hospital"

From 1862 to 1865, more than 14,000 wounded soldiers were brought to the Civil War-era military hospital that stood in what is now York's Penn Park. Thanks to the hospital's weekly publication, historians are well informed about the hospital. The newspaper was the subject of a discussion at the York County Heritage Trust to kick off the activities surrounding the Pennsylvania Civil War 150 Road Show. Read More.

 

August 17, 2011 - Flipside Magazine

"Pennsylvania Civil War 150 Road Show rolls into York's Penn Park"

The Pennsylvania Civil War 150 Road Show rolled into York's Penn Park Friday, Aug. 19 in a massive 53-foot long, 80,000 pound tractor-trailer that unfolds into a 1,000 square-foot traveling museum. Read More.

 

August 17, 2011 - Delco News Network

"Rain cuts short Civil War Road Show"

The forecast of a heavy rain for the final day of the three-day Civil War Road Show caused the cancellation of the event scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 14 in Delaware County. However, the Road Show attracted more than 1,000 excited people during the two days, generating positive reactions from visitors. Read More.

 

August 14, 2011 - York Daily Record

"York officials: Traveling Civil War museum first of many new programs for Penn Park"

The Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show will visit Penn Park in York County on August 19 for four days. When unfolded, the exhibit displays four arcades, each focusing on a different facet of the war. Read More.

 

August 12, 2011 - Easton Patch

"Sigal to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary"

The Sigal Museum celebrates its one-year anniversary with numerous exhibits, lectures and programs showcasing the history of Northampton County. One of the highlights of the museum was the Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show exhibit. Read More. 

 

August 10, 2011 - Delco News Network

"Civil War at 150 road show rolls in"

The Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show was the centerpiece of Delaware County's series of programs, "Legacies and Lessons: Western Delaware County Present the Civil War at 150." Read More.

 

August 10, 2011 - The York Dispatch

"Lincoln re-enactor to 'set history straight' in York"

York County Heritage Trust hosted a presentation, "Abraham LIncoln: Legends, Myths, and Lies," during which James Hayney portrays Lincoln. The lecture will lead up to a Civil War exhibit, a traveling road show in which Civil War-era Pennsylvania is depicted inside a 53-foot tractor-trailer. Read More.

 

August 9, 2011 - The Reporter

"Civil War road show might make local stop"

Pennsylvania's traveling road show commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War could potentially visit West Rockhill in one of its stops for next year. The Road Show is about bringing awareness of Pennsylvania during Civil War times. Read More.

August 5, 2011 - Daily Times

"Civil War History on Display" 

Pennsylvania's role in the War Between the States is being heralded through Legacies and Lessons: Western Delaware County Presents the Civil War at 150. The series of programs, which began in February, will culminate, Aug 11-14, with an evening with the 16th President and visit by the Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show.  Read more.

 

August 5, 2011 - The Kittanning Paper

"Civil War Roadshow Comes to Folk Festival"

Overview of the Road Show stop in Kittanning.  Read more.

 

August 4, 201 - pittsburghlive.com

"Popular Fort Armstrong Folk Festival turns 40 this year" 

Promising to be a starring attraction this year at the Fort Armstrong Folk Festival in Kittanning, is a three-day visit by the Pennsylvania Civil War 150 Road Show. The traveling interactive exhibit, which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, is housed in an expandable 53-foot tractor-trailer.  Read more.

 

August 2, 2011 - Delaware County News Network

"Civil War comes to western Delco"

A pair of historical education programs will be presented in western Delaware County in August to help kick off the 150th anniversary celebration of the American Civil War.  Read more.

 

August 2, 2011 - pittsburghlive.com

"Civil War buffs to bring road show to Kittanning"

The statewide Pennsylvania 150 Civil War Road Show is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Heritage Society, Harrisburg. It is a 53-foot trailer that expands to 24-feet wide and is a mobile Civil War museum. Through images, sounds and artifacts, the road show will convey stories of the many ways the men, women, children and communities of Pennsylvania coped with the war on the battlefield and the homefront. Visitors who may have had an ancestor who served in the Union Army or on the homefront may tell their story on the road show's interactive, Internet scrapbook and have their photo taken as well.  Read more.

 

August 1, 2011 - publicopiniononline.com

"New website promotes Civil War's 150th anniversary"

A new website and traveling exhibition have been created to recognize the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The website, http://www.pacivilwar150.com, includes information on the Underground Railroad, the contributions of iron mills to the war effort, soldier recruitment and the changing lives of the women left behind to manage the homestead. Read more.


 

 

JULY 2011

 

July 30, 2011 - Phoenixville Patch

"Civil War Road Show: Meet the Re-enactors"

As the Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show travels throughout the state, it enlists local re-enactors to work at the events. Read More.

 

July 30, 2011 - Tredyffrin-Easttown Patch

"Civil War Show Comes to Great Valley"

The Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show visited Penn State Great Valley, an early stop on a four-year trek through every county in the Commonwealth. Read More.

 

July 29, 2011 - Daily Local News

"Chesco's role in Civil War explored in road show"

The Pennsylvania Civil War 150 Road Show visited Chester County at the campus of Penn State Great Valley from July 29 to 31 in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Read More.

 

July 29, 2011 - WestChester Patch

"Chester County to Host Civil War Road Show"

The Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show will be in Chester County July 29-31 at Penn State's Great Valley Campus. Through interactive exhibits, activities, the Road Show focuses on how the War transformed the lives of Pennsylvanians and their communities. Read More.

 

July 28, 2011 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Civil presentation offered of a divisive war"

The Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show visited Chester County where the 53-foot tractor-trailer was open to the public at Penn State Great Valley Campus. Read More.

 

July 28, 2011 - Philadelphia City Paper

"Events & Festivals: PA Civil War 150 Roadshow"

An event listing of the PA Civil War 150 Road Show at Penn State Great Valley Campus. Read More.

 

July 28, 2011 - York Blog

"York, Pa. plans Civil War 150th Anniversary Events Aug. 17-21"

York, Pa., a town with a long history of involvement in the Civil War, will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a series of events ranging from living history encampments, music, period dancing and the PA Civil War Road Show. Read More.

 

July 28, 2011 - York Blog

"A really big show. Road Show at Penn Park to highlight most engaging York County, Pa., Civil War observance in memory"

The Pennsylvania Civil War 150 Road Show is a traveling exhibition that tells the story of the Civil War and will roll into York County from August 19 to 21. Read More.

 

July 27, 2011 - The Phoenix

"Pennsylvania Civil War Roadshow comes to Chester County"

The Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show came to Chester County July 29 to 31, featuring interactive exhibits and activities as well as local programs and events under an adjacent Civil War-era tent. Read More.

 

July 27, 2011 - Malvern Patch

"Grab & Go Planner: Pond Tour and Civil War Show"

An event listing of the PA Civil War 150 Road Show at Penn State of Great Valley Campus July 29-31. Read More.

 

July 27, 2011 - Delco News Network

"Remembering the Civil War"

There will be several Pennsylvania Civil War events taking place in Delaware County starting August 11. Events include the Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show. Read More.

 

July 25, 2011 - Montgomery Media

"Traveling Civil War exhibit could come to West Rockhill"

Although PA Civil War 150's Road Show is fully booked for 2011, one of its potential stops next year could be in West Rockhill. Read More.

 

July 25, 2011 - The Punxsutawney Spirit

"Road show highlights Civil War history"

The PA Civil War Road Show attracted just under 2,000 visitors to the Jefferson County Fair over three days. The goal of the free traveling exhibit is to tell the story of Pennsylvania's role in the American Civil War. Read More.

 

July 22, 2011 - Phillyfunguide.com

"PA Civil War Road Show & History Fair"

Coverage of the upcoming Road Show stop at the Concord Township Historical Society. Read More.

 

July 21, 2011 -  WFMZ-IND

"One Tank Trip: Civil War Road Show"

A history lesson on wheels is traveling through the state to give people a look at Pennsylvania's role in the Civil War. The 1,000 square feet expandable exhibit features items to look at, listen to and touch. Read More.

 

July 20, 2011 - Echo-Pilot.com

"Civil War Road Show personalizes the war" 

The PA Civil War 150 Road Show will hit 21 counties by September and all 67 counties by 2014. Because every corner of the Commonwealth was affected by the Civil War, the interactive exhibit is being used to educate Pennsylvanians on life on the battlefield as well as the homefront. Read More.

 

July 16, 2011 - Pittsburghlive.com

"News to Use"

Coverage of the upcoming Road Show stop at the Jefferson County History Center. Read More.

July 16, 2011 - The Record Herald

"5 things about the Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show"

Coverage of the Road Show's Chambersburg stop. Read More.

July 16, 2011 - Publicopiniononline.com

"Civil War Road Show pulls into Chambersburg"

Coverage of the Road Show's Chambersburg stop. Read More.

July 14, 2011 - Publicopiniononline.com

"Civil War revisits Chambersburg" 

Coverage of the Road Show's Chambersburg stop. Read More.

July 9, 2011 - The Morning Call

"Top 3 Places To Go This Weekend"

Event coverage of the Road Show stop in Easton. Read More.

 

July 8, 2011 - Patch.com 

"5 Things I Learned From the Civil War Road Show" 

Blog coverage that details the author's visit to the Easton Road Show. Read More.

 

July 8, 2011 - Patch.com

"Weekend Picks: July 8 -10" 

Blog coverage of Easton Heritage Day and the Road Show stop in Easton. Read More.

 

July 8, 2011 - Lehighvalleylive.com

"Easton's annual Heritage Day celebration returns Sunday with historical focus" 

Coverage of Easton Heritage Day and the Road Show stop in Easton. Read More.

 

July 3, 2011 - Philly.com

"Civil War Road Show makes a stop in Philadelphia"

From the Sunday, Philadelphia Inquirer - The Road Show is camped out in Franklin Square in Center City for Civil War Weekend, one of many activities planned in Philadelphia this summer to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.  The event, which continues through Monday, features exhibit tables, a replica encampment, and the centerpiece: the Civil War Road Show, an interactive, multimedia exhibit in a 53-foot-long trailer.  The Road Show highlights the war's effect on Pennsylvanians. Read More.

 

July 3, 2011 - Newsworks.org

"Traveling Civil War exhibit sets up camp in Philly"

Peter Crimmins reports on how the Pennsylvania Civil War 150 Road Show arrived in Franklin Square as a 53-foot tractor-trailer that folds out-double-wide-into 1,000 feet of exhibition space. Inside, four bays are crowded with audio, video, interactive screens, even 19th-century stereo-optics depicting scenes of the Civil War in vintage 3-D.  The portable museum is not meant to tell the whole story of the Blue and the Gray, just enough to spark interest in Pennsylvania's war effort.  It will make at least one stop in each of the state's 67 counties over the next four years. It will be in Philadelphia through Monday. Read More.

 

July 1, 2011 - Pocono Record

"Civil War nurse re-enactor talks about 'unsung heroes'"

Diane Whitcombe educated visitors about women nurse of the Civil War at the Stroudsburg stop of the Road Show.  To mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil war, the Quiet Valley Farm hosted the Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show, which featured medicine, music, fashion and lifestyle of the Civil War era on June 24 through 26, presented by local historians, doctors and artists.  Wearing a Civil war era nursing outfit, full of flag motifs, Whitcombe, spent three days at the show presenting the tools, techniques and discussing the type of healthcare the soldiers of the Civil War had received. Read More.

 

July 1, 2011 - Philly.com

"July 4th double feature" 

Historic Philadelphia Inc. is spearheading the remembrance of Philadelphia's legacy with "Civil War Weekend" Friday through Monday at Franklin Square, just north of Independence National Historical Park. The centerpiece will be The Civil War Road Show, an expandable 53-foot-long, 18-wheel trailer with hands-on and interactive exhibits highlighting the effects of the war on the entire state of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia's contribution to that. Read More.

 

July 1, 2011 - Nj.com

"Slew of Civil War events make stop in Philadelphia" 

This summer, Philadelphia is looking to prove that it isn't just a "one war town" with a slew of Civil War programs for visitors looking to learn more about the city's role during this pivotal time in American history.  Now through Labor Day, Philadelphia visitors will have the chance to meet Civil War figures at several locations throughout the city, see "Liberty 360" and the "Rally 'Round the Flag" exhibit at the Betsy Ross House. Read More.

 

JUNE 2011  

June 29, 2011 - uwishunu.com

"Historic Philadelphia to Host a Civil War Weekend"

This Fourth of July holiday, Philadelphia celebrates our nation's birthday while also commemorating a more somber occasion, the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.  Read More.

June 25, 2011 - The Morning Call

The Road Show trailer will be in Easton, PA July 8-10 at the Sigal Museum with Civil War artifacts drawn from the Pennsylvania State Museum and explanatory exhibits. Read More.

June 24, 2011 - WFMZ-TV

"Traveling Civil War Exhibition Teaches History of War" 

A traveling exhibit is in Monroe County and it's showcasing the Civil War in a very real way. The Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show will travel to all 67 counties in the state and at each stop, re-enactors will tell the story of the role that Pennsylvanians played in the four year battle. Read More.

June 24, 2011 - Pocono Record

"Quiet Valley highlights Civil War, women" 

The Pennsylvania 150th Civil War Show, a traveling museum, was hosted by the Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm along with evening tours aimed to show what life was like for families on the home front while loved ones were serving their county during the Civil War. Read More.

June 24, 2011 - DiscoverLehighValley.com

"PA Civil War Road Show - Monroe County"

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm hosted the Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show on June 24-26, 2011. The Civil War Road Show is a traveling exhibit based in a 53-foot trailer that tells the incredible stories of Pennsylvanians during the Civil War through interactive features. Read More.

June 23, 2011 - The Morning Call

"The Civil War's impact"

The Civil War's legacy in Easton, Northampton County and Pennsylvania will be examined in two exhibits - one local and one statewide - at Sigal Museum in Easton. Furthermore, the Pennsylvania Civil War 150 Road Show will visit the museum July 8-10. Read More.

June 23, 2011 - The York Dispatch

"Remembrance events highlight York County's role in Civil War"

York County will get a closer look at the area's role in the Civil War beginning this summer with special events planned to commemorate its 150th anniversary. The county will also host the state's traveling Civil War museum, called the Civil War Road Show, at York City's Penn Park in August. Read More.

June 22, 2011 - LehighValleyLive.com

"The Sigal Museum and the Civil War Road Show"

Pennsylvania's Civil War Road Show (CWRS) will be hosted by the Sigal Museum of the Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society and the city of Easton July 8-10. The Road Show features hands-on, interactive displays telling stories that engage the whole family. Read More.

June 22, 2011 - Events Magazine 

"Historic Philadelphia gets ready for July 4th Civil War Weekend"

As part of the summer-long commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, Historic Philadelphia, Inc. will produce a "Civil War Weekend" July 1-4, 2011. The highlight of the weekend will be the traveling Civil War Road Show, which will make a four-day stop at Franklin Square. Read More.

June 22, 2011 - Event Marketer

"Pennsylvania Turns to Mobile Tour to Showcase Civil War History"

For the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, the Pennsylvania Historical Society chose a mobile exhibit to showcase the commonwealth's involvement in the Civil War. The Pennsylvania Civil War 150 Road Show has been traveling in an expandable 53-foot tractor-trailer since April and plans to hit 67 counties throughout the state. Read More.  

June 22, 2011 - Public Opinion Online

"Volunteers sought for Civil War exhibit's Chambersburg visit"

The Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show, a 53-foot tractor-trailer with exhibits, will make a stop in Chambersburg July 15 to 17 during ChambersFest. The traveling museum is a major initiative of the Pennsylvania Civil War Sesquicentennial. Read More.

June 16, 2011 - AltoonaMirror.com 

"Civil War road show crossing Pennsylvania"

The Pennsylvania Civil War 150 Road Show will be pulling out all the stops over the next four summers as it travels across Pennsylvania. The exhibit, housed in an expandable 53-foot trailer, will be difficult to miss when it pulls into Bedford County. Read More.

June 13, 2011 - Witf.org

"PA's 150th Civil War commemoration"

Radio Smart Talk features John Seitter, project manager of Pennsylvania Civil War 150, and Brett Kelley, curator of the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. Seitter discusses the importance of commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the impact of the war on the state and population, and slavery. Read More.

June 12, 2011 - The Daily American

"Sharing the stories of Civil War veterans"

Historical and preservation societies are offering programs and displays to showcase the Civil War and its impact on Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Civil War or PACW150 is a coalition movement that recognizes the 150th anniversary of the war. Read More.

June 11, 2011 - Craftsmenind.com 

"Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show Hits the Road"

A post from the Craftsmen Industries blog talks about their work in fabricating the Road Show. The 53-feet mobile Civil War exhibit demonstrates how Pennsylvanians contributed to the War and how the War transformed their lives. Read More.

June 10, 2011 - National Trust for Historic Preservation

"Taking the Civil War on the Road in Pennsylvania for the Sesquicentennial"

A state-of-the-art traveling exhibit will visit all 67 of Pennsylvania's counties in the next four years to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. The exhibit will be a tool to engage new audiences and raise awareness for smaller historic sites. Read More.

June 6, 2011 - The Daily American

"Somerset center to hold Civil War exhibition, fashion show"

The Somerset Historical Center commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with two events and in August, the center will host the Pennsylvania Civil War 150 Road Show, a traveling exhibit that will visit all 67 counties over the next four years. Read More.

June 6, 2011 - The Standard Journal

"Lessons in history"

The Civil War Road Show made a stop at the Historic Warrior Run Church in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Read More.

June 3, 2011 - The Standard Journal

"History on Display"

The Pennsylvania Civil War 150 Road Show showcased the 53-foot long trailer at Turbotville where local Civil War-era artifacts were on display and Civil War reenactment battalions were set up for the weekend. Read More.

June 2, 2011 - The Tribune-Democrat

"Society sews up period fashion show, dinner"

A Civil War fashion show and dinner will be held June 11 by the Historical and Genealogical Society of Somerset County and period clothing from uniforms to ball gowns will be modeled. The Pennsylvania Civil War 150 Road Show will visit this county as the 150th commemoration continues. Read More.

June 1, 2011 - Witf.org

"Pennsylvania & the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, Smart Talk TV"

John Seitter, project manager of the Pennsylvania Civil War 150, was featured in a segment of Smart Talk TV during which he explains how the Road Show will visit all 67 counties from 2011 to 2014 and bring its interactive exhibit to each host location. Read More.

June 1, 2011 - The Luminary

"Civil War Road Show travels to Muncy to honor 150 years" 

The PA Civil War Road Show traveled to Muncy to honor the 150th anniversary of the Civil War where it was set up for four days at the Muncy High School Sports Field Complex. Read More.

MAY 2011  

May 31, 2011 - The Standard Journal

"Fashion fundraiser for WRFFHS"

A Civil War Fashion Show was held in conjunction with the Civil War Road Show June 3-5 at the Historic Warrior Run Church. Read More.

May 30, 2011 - SunGazette.com

"Civil War history comes alive in Muncy"

Muncy celebrates Civil War history during Memorial Day weekend with the Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show complete with soldiers, an encampment, gunfire and a traveling museum. Read More.

May 30, 2011 - Pittsburgh Tribune Review

"County's war vets honored"

To celebrate this year's Memorial Day weekend and the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Richard Essenwein, senior vice commander of the Pennsylvania Department of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, told stories of Civil War veterans of Armstrong County. He is also excited for the state's traveling road show about the Civil War to come to Kittanning. Read More.

May 29, 2011 - Pittsburgh Tribune Review

"Library of Congress selects Pa. website"

The Library of Congress selected Pennsylvania's Civil War 150 website for inclusion in its collection of archived historic Internet materials related to the Civil War Sesquicentennial. Read More.

May 28, 2011 - The Times-Tribune

"Website commemorates Pennsylvania's historic role in America's Civil War"

Pennsylvania Civil War 150 is part of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the website, www.pacivilwar150.com, was selected to be archived in the historic collection of Internet materials in the Library of Congress. Read More.

May 27, 2011 - Centre Daily Times

"Letters link Boalsburg to Memorial Day"

Many believe Boalsburg is the birthplace of Memorial Day and the discovery of Sophie Keller's letters dated from 1838 to 1893 gives the small town a direct connection to history. Pennsylvania Civil War 150 Commemoration, which opened in April and ends Aug. 30, also marks the war's sesquicentennial. Read More.

May 24, 2011 - Montgomery Media

"The Civil War comes to Philly this Summer"

Philadelphia will be celebrating "Civil War Summer" with numerous themed events and the Civil War Weekend. The main event will be the Civil War Weekend from July 1 to July 4 and there will be many activities, including the Civil War Road Show. Read More.

May 22, 2011 - SunGazette.com

"Memorial Day to have Civil War theme"

The Memorial Day weekend will have a Civil War theme in Lycoming County with the participation of the 149th Pennsylvania Bucktails Volunteer Infantry Regiment, a re-enactment unit representing the original 149th. Read More.

May 20, 2011 - CBS 21

"Army Heritage Days show what it's like to be a soldier"

The traveling road show made its first stop in Carlisle, PA for the Army Heritage Days. The road show was only one part of the Heritage Day events, which showed everything from cavalry to infantry. Read More.

May 18, 2011 - The Sentinel

The Civil War Road Show was present during the Army Heritage Days this past weekend at the Army Heritage and Education Center. The goal of the 53-foot-long trailer is to immerse people in the stories of their state's history during the Civil War. Read More.

May 16, 2011 - PeterGreenberg.com

"Andy Masich: 150 Years after the Civil War" 

Andy Masich, CEO of the Senator John Heinz History Center, discusses the ins and outs of the Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show as well as the importance of remembering American history. Read More.

May 14, 2011 - The Times Tribune

"Traveling Civil War exhibit makes its debut in Scranton"

The Civil War Road Show made its first stop in Scranton in conjunction with a Civil War exhibit at the Everhart Museum. Read More.

May 13, 2011 - The Times Leader

"On the Road"

The Civil War Road Show complements the Civil War exhibit at the Everhart Museum in Scranton. Read More.

May 12, 2011 - Electric City

"Reliving History: The Civil War Road Show Comes to Everhart"

The Civil War Road Show makes the first stop in Everhart Museum in Scranton as the beginning of a four-year journey through all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. The Road Show aims to give people an idea of how the Civil War impacted the residents of Pennsylvania. Read More.

May 6, 2011 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Civil War exhibit in Strip focuses on Pa. role"

The Heinz History Center is sponsoring a three-day Civil War 150th Commemoration. Read More.

May 5, 2011 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Fort Pitt Foundry"

Demand for heavy artillery during the Civil War accelerated Fort Pitt's production, and the foundry's ideal location at the head of the Ohio River made it easy to ship ordnance to the forts and depots. Read More. 

May 5, 2011 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

"Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show opens in Strip District"

The Civil War came to Pittsburgh on Thursday in a 53-foot expandable trailer. Read More.

May 4, 2011 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

"The Hot Ticket - Civil War Invasion" 

Opening the road show of the Pennsylvania Civil War 150 commemoration, the trailer full of Civil War memorabilia and information will make its first stop at the Senator John Heinz History Center. Read More.

 


 

 

APRIL 2011

April 13, 2011 - Gettysburg Times

"Indelible mark"

Before a packed house Tuesday at the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg, Gov. Corbett and other dignitaries officially launched the statewide 150th anniversary observance of the American Civil War. Read more.

April 12, 2011 - Philadelphia Inquirer

"150th anniversary of Civil War begins Tuesday with Philly-area events"

One hundred and fifty years ago Tuesday,  Philadelphia was feeling edgy. Residents picked up  their newspapers that morning to find grim reports of  impending war between North and South. Read more.

April 12, 2011 - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

"Civil War display to open May 6 at Heinz History Center"

  Pennsylvania's Civil War Road Show will begin its four-year statewide tour May 6.

With a stop at the Heinz History Center. 

The traveling exhibit is housed in a 53-foot-long tractor-trailer that will be parked outside the Strip District museum May 6-8.

The tour will be one of the signature events of the state's "Pennsylvania Civil War  150" commemoration that begins this morning in Harrisburg.  Read more.

April 11, 2011 - USA Today

"Civil War events proceed despite lack of funds"

States and communities across the country are coming together to commemorate the Civil War's sesquicentennial without federal funding or a national commission.

Efforts to provide federal funding for Civil War commemorations have thus far been unsuccessful. Read more.

 

MARCH 2011

March 25-31, 2011 - Philadelphia Business Journal

"Taking the Civil War on the Road"

Pennsylvania will mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with aPennsylvania will mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a three-year traveling exhibit timed with local events.

"The Civil War 150 Road Show" will be a 53-foot tractor trailer that is a traveling museum, of sorts. When stationary, it expands to 1,000 square feet and will feature interactive exhibits on life in Pennsylvania during the Civil War. Stories will include the role of African Americans, lives of women and tales of everyday people. Read more.

March 30, 2011 - Echo Pilot (Greencastle, PA)

"Civl War soldiers to march on Greencastle"

In two weeks Greencastle will be overrun by soldiers and people in period clothing. April 7 to 10 marks the start of The Invasion of
Pennsylvania, a statewide initiative of PA Civil War 150, to commemorate the sesquicentenniel of the war that impacted not only the
nation, but also Greencastle and Franklin County, dramatically. Read more.

March 10, 2011 - National RVing - Examiner.com

"Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show marks 150th anniversary of a house divided"

The Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show (PA CWRS) - a traveling exhibition to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War - will spend the next four years touring Pennsylvania's 67 counties bringing interactive exhibits and activities and civil war performances to residents and visitors alike. Read more.

March 2011 - Hurst Media Network (Syndicated Column)

"Make the Civil War's commemoration personal"

Try to imagine the tensions and emotions our ancestors were experiencing 150 years ago. By today's date in 1861, Abraham
Lincoln had been elected president and seven states had seceded. The states of America were no longer united. Read more.

 

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