The Harney Mansion Foundation at Sullivan, Missouri will be the host site for the State of Missouri’s traveling exhibit “The Civil War in Missouri: A state divided” from August 30 to October 26, 2014. The traveling exhibit was created by the Missouri History Museum and the Missouri Humanities Council and has been seen in numerous towns and cities across the state.
During the time the traveling exhibit is at the Mansion, local exhibits will be on display along with various events on the Civil War being presented: Living history with the Union soldiers will be at the Mansion over the Labor Day weekend; quilts displaying the history of the Civil War in Missouri will be at the Mansion and a display of Civil War clothing will be at the Mansion.
A two-panel exhibit on the rebel destruction along the southwest branch of the Pacific Railroad (the Frisco Railway today) from Cuba to Pacific and Washington will be at the Mansion.
Lectures on various Civil War topics (dates to be announced) will be presented at the Mansion. The presentations will include author and historian Ben Brown’s “The Depots are burning…” which features a section dealing with the raid on Cuba that occurred Thursday evening, September 29, 1864.
Ben Brown, a visitors’ guide at the Crawford County History Museum in Cuba, will be at the Harney Mansion to discuss the Civil War in Missouri and the history of the Harney Mansion on the weekends during the nine weeks stay of the traveling Civil War exhibit.
The viewing of the traveling Civil War exhibit is free to the public and the hours for the exhibit will be set by the Mansion Foundation in the coming months. So mark your calendar and prepare to step back into the era of the American Civil War.