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The California and the Civil War Exhibit

 The California and the Civil War exhibit begins with Spanish and Mexican colonialism and proceeds with the American Conquest and early statehood. The show tells the surprising story of California's prewar alignment with the South and casts light on the Golden State's ambiguous relationship with the institution of slavery.

In the end, California sided firmly with the Union and contributed both men and treasure to the triumph of the national government, but this result was by no means one-sided nor sure. California's experience of the Civil War is a dramatic tale, filled with strange plot twists and poignant stories.

Camp accoutrements of a Union officer

This display was provided by the Sons of Union Volunteers, Camp 22, along with many other fine artifacts.

Weapons from the era of early California statehood and the Civil War.

A private collector provided a superb assortment of mid-19th-century firearms and knives.

On display in Nevada County

After Folsom, the exhibit was put on display at the Rood Government Center. County workers and thousands of visitors viewed the show during its 6-month run there.

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Placer County History Museum

The exhibit was shown in two stages to accommodate the Auburn Courthouse's limited display area.

Pictured here are period women's apparel created by Liz Lowrie.

[Link to Lizzie's presentation material here.]

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California and the Civil War at the Folsom History Museum

Exhibit on the road!

The graphic panels provide the narrative spine of the show. Artifacts can be added at individual venues, or the panels can form a standalone display suitable for public buildings.

View comments by venues organizations that have hosted California and the Civil War.

Design services

CEM can provide 2D and 3D exhibit design services for installations.

Installation options

Hosting venues can supplement the graphic panel narrative with artifacts or just let the panels speak for themselves.

About the exhibit

The California and the Civil War exhibit was created by Richard Hurley and TJ Meekins in cooperation with the Folsom History Museum. The exhibit panels are now available for display under the auspices of California Educational Multimedia.

For a look at the history...

For more information on California's experience of the Civil war, please visit our history page.

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For a look at the history...

For more information on California's experience of the Civil war, please visit our history page.

About the exhibit

The California and the Civil War exhibit was created by Richard Hurley and TJ Meekins in cooperation with the Folsom History Museum. The exhibit panels are now available for display under the auspices of California Educational Multimedia.

Installation options

Hosting venues can supplement the graphic panel narrative with artifacts or just let the panels speak for themselves.

Design services

CEM can provide 2D and 3D exhibit design services for installations.

[6/15/17. Link coming soon to examples of 2 and 3D design documents.]

 

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