Sunday, July 29, 2012

PAST: EXHIBIT: "Torn in Two: 150th Anniversary of the Civil War" at Ford's Theatre TUES, Dec 11th - SUN, Feb 24th, Free

Special Exhibit now on view at Ford's Theatre
Torn in Two: 150th Anniversary of the Civil War
Tuesday, December 11th - Sunday, February 24th
Note: Special exhibitions are included as part of regular daytime visit tickets to Ford’s Theatre, also Free at the box office or available online for $2.50

The American Civil War is one of the defining events in American history. To commemorate its 150th anniversary, Ford's Theatre will present Torn in Two: 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. This exhibition, created by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, takes a geographic and cartographic approach to exploring and illuminating the causes of the conflict, the conduct of the War and how the War was remembered in later years. It will showcase historic maps interwoven with photographs, prints, political cartoons, music and press of the period, largely from the Boston Public Library's special collections.

If you have a ticket to a mainstage theatre performance you can also visit the exhibits. Patrons with tickets to an evening performance can visit the Center exhibits beginning at 5:30pm. The Center remains open until 6:30pm. Matinee patrons can visit the Center's exhibits before or after the performance. Please note: there will be occasions when the Center will be closed for special events.

Ford's Theatre
511 10th Street, NW
Metro: Metro Center or Gallery Pl - Chinatown

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