Faces of the Civil War exhibition comes to Portage

2013-07-31T18:00:00Z 2013-07-31T22:56:04Z Faces of the Civil War exhibition comes to PortageTimes Staff nwitimes.com
July 31, 2013 6:00 pm  • 

PORTAGE | Faces of the Civil War, a traveling exhibition created and managed by the Indiana Historical Society, will be on display starting Saturday, though the end of the month, at Alton Goin Museum, Countryside Park, at 5250 U.S. 6.

Faces of the Civil War, designed by the Indiana Historical Society exhibitions staff, was originally conceived as an exhibition for the Indiana History Train. Nearly all images used in the new traveling exhibition come from the collections of the Indiana Historical Society.

The exhibition brings to life the stories of many Hoosiers whose lives were touched, and in some cases taken, by the Civil War. Not all are well known or revered — many were just everyday citizens fulfilling their duties to their friends, family, state and country.

According to the IHS, Faces of the Civil War illustrates how regular people coped with the tragic experiences of the day.

Non-soldier stories featured in the exhibition include the stories of women who served both on the homefront and on the battlefield. Lovina Streight followed her husband into battle and was captured more than once by the Confederate Army while tending to her husband as well as his wounded and dying comrades.

The Alton Goin Museum is open 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, call (219) 762-8349 or visit www.facebook.com/pchs88.

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