St. John Bosco students tour region Civil War exhibit

2014-04-15T19:30:00Z 2014-04-15T23:48:16Z St. John Bosco students tour region Civil War exhibit nwitimes.com
April 15, 2014 7:30 pm

HAMMOND | Eighth-grade history students from Hammond's St. John Bosco School learned of their region's participation in the Civil War during a Tuesday field trip to the Indiana Welcome Center.

The students toured the Region United, Nation Divided: Following Lincoln exhibit, which documents the participation of Northwest Indiana residents who answered President Abraham Lincoln's call to duty during the 1861-65 war.

The free public exhibit tells the region's Civil War story through hundreds of photos, narrative text, artifacts and replica battle flags. The exhibit opened in February and runs daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through April 30 at the Welcome Center, just off the South Kennedy Avenue exit of Interstate 80/94.

The exhibit also offers free screenings of the independent film, "Saving Lincoln," at 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through April. Free field trips are available to region schools.

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