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"Comrades Mine" is a world premiere production now at City Lit Theater Chicago until May 19, 2013.
Quilts are seen hung during the exhibition "Civil War Quilters: Loyal Hearts of Illinois" at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield. The exhibition, which offers a platform for telling Illinois women's stories during the Civil War, runs through Sept. 8.
A Union Army forage cap, circa 1862, from Lt. James Ballou, which appears to have a bullet hole on the side, is seen on display at the exhibition "Civil War Quilters: Loyal Hearts of Illinois" at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield, Ill. The exhibit run through Sept. 8.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Two days after the Confederate States of America formed in the 1860s, Sarah Ann Massie married William Bateman. The newlyweds settled on William's 100-acre farm in Illinois' Morgan County, and by the time the Civil War ended, Sarah had given birth to two children.
Students from the Deer Creek Christian School in University Park, Ill., learn about the Civil War Battle of Stones River and the Northwest Indiana and south suburban Illionois men who fought in the 1862-63 battle in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The students were touring the Region United, Nation Divi…
Students from the Deer Creek Christian School in University Park view Civil War-era artifacts Tuesday at the Region United, Nation Divided: Civil War in the South Shore exhibit during a field trip to the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. The exhibit, which commemorates the service of Calume…
HAMMOND | Students from Deer Creek Christian School in University Park, Ill., toured a Hammond Civil War exhibit Tuesday as part of a free field trip program being offered at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.
“Boys From Lake County” author James Keir Baughman, of Florida, speaks to distant relative John Berg, of Hammond, Saturday during a book signing at the Region United, Nation Divided: Civil War in the South Shore historical exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. Baughman delivered …
HAMMOND | Northwest Indiana Civil War soldiers fought toe-to-toe with one of the premier generals of the Confederate army and rarely get their due credit, a Florida author said Saturday while visiting Hammond.
HAMMOND | Dozens of men from Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties watched as more than a third of their 73rd Indiana Infantry regiment fell in one of of the bloodiest battles of America's bloodiest war.
HAMMOND | Lakes of the Four Seasons filmmaker Tre Manchester sought to bring the home-front struggles of the Civil War to life in the region debut of his short film Saturday.
HAMMOND | About 50 East Chicago school children received a lesson Friday in the stories of Northwest Indiana men who fought — and in some cases died — in our nation's bloodiest war in history.
HAMMOND | Free field trip tours of a Northwest Indiana Civil War historical exhibit are being offered to region schools.
HAMMOND | A Lakes of the Four Seasons filmmaker is scheduled to debut his short film — set in the region just after the Civil War — at a special exhibit Saturday at the Indiana Welcome Center.
Times Investigative Editor Marc Chase recently was interviewed for Lakeshore Public Television's Lakeshore News Tonight program regarding a special exhibit at Hammond's Indiana Welcome Center commemorating Northwest Indiana's role in the Civil War. Chase, who designed and is leading the exhi…
Commemorations and historical exhibits are often full of ironies and coincidences, both real and imagined. "The Civil War" exhibit opened Friday by the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is just such a case.
HAMMOND | Dave Crane spent Saturday as his alter-ego, working to teach families about the local men who fought in the Civil War.
HAMMOND | The century-and-a-half-old stories of Northwest Indiana's Civil War soldiers are getting new life in a Hammond exhibit opening today.
HAMMOND | An Indiana Historical Society exhibit charting the evolving principles of freedom in America will be a part of a Northwest Indiana Civil War exhibition set for April at the Indiana Welcome Center.
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