2011 SE MI Civil War Events and Exhibits

Civil War Sesquicentennial Events and Exhibits in Southeast Michigan and neighboring communities

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Take your own tour with our comprehensive guide to Civil War sites in SE Michigan and NW Ohio 

Ongoing Exhibits

American Civil War Museum of Ohio in Tiffin, OH, open M-Sat., 11-5pm, $6

Plymouth Historical Museum Civil War exhibit through October 23rd, open Wed, Fri, Sat,
Sun, 1-4 pm, $5

U of M Bentley Library “Rally Around the Flags” exhibit on through June 30th, M-F, 9-5pm, Sat
9-12:30 pm

U of M Clements Library “Opening Guns of the Civil War” exhibit through June 3rd, M-F, 2-5 pm

Fulton County Museum in Wauseon, OH, “Hell & Homefront: Civil War Through Fulton County Eyes” through the end of 2011, Tue-Sat, 10-4 pm, $3

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont, OH, “Battlefield & Homefront Civil War exhibit”, through Jan 29th, 2012, Tue-Sat, 9-5 pm, Sun, 12-5 pm,

Wolcott House in Maumee, OH,
“Hearts and Hands on the Homefront”, April 21st through September 15th,
Thur-Sun, 12-4 pm, $5

The Henry Ford Museum,
Dearborn, MI, “Discovering the Civil War”, May 21st-Sept. 5th,
Daily, 9-5 pm, $15

Grand Rapids Public Museum,
“Thank God For Michigan”, over 100 Civil War related artifacts on display,
opening June 13th, 9-5 pm

Day/Weekend Events

May 28-30

Civil War Remembrance Weekend, Greenfield Village, Dearborn, MI. Admission Fee.

June 10, 11

Days of the Civil War at Gordon Hall. Dexter, MI.

June 12

Flags in the Civil War presented by museum director John Gibney. 2 PM, Monroe County Historical Museum, Monroe, MI

June 16

Abraham Lincoln Civil War Round Table, Plymouth, MI City Hall, “Lincoln on War”, Harold Holzer, Lincoln
Scholar. 8 PM.

June 18, 19

Civil War Days at the Poorhouse in Hillsdale, MI.

June 20-22

The Original Emancipation Proclamation on display at the Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI, Open around the
clock, FREE!

July 9, 10

Fort Wayne Civil War Days, Detroit, MI, Admission/Parking Fees

July 16, 17

Charlton Park Civil War Reenactment, Hastings, MI

July 21

Origins of the American Civil War Flag Staff, Monroe County Historical Museum, 7 PM

August 27, 18

Cascades Civil War Muster, Jackson, MI

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