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Plans are still coming together for the Heinz History Center's traveling Civil War exhibit by the Donora Historical Society – "The Civil War in Pennsylvania" as we continue to add interested presenters and groups who want to participate during the six-week event.

The 500-square-foot exhibit will be held in partnership with the Donora Public Library and will be displayed in the lower level community room for six weeks starting on March 20, 2015 – the timeframe coincides with the 150th anniversary of the ending of the Civil War with the surrender of the Confederate States Army to the Union Army at the Appomattox Court House.

"The Civil War in Pennsylvania" exhibit features four lifelike museum figures, plus a companion Dog Jack, along with artifacts, previously unseen photographs, and large museum panels describing Pennsylvania's contributions to the Civil War.

The exhibit also features several artifacts that illustrate Pennsylvania's role on both the battlefield and the home front and will also cover a variety of topics, all told from a Western PA perspective. Issues related to slavery, the efforts on the home front, the importance of women, the role of Pittsburgh as the 'Arsenal of the Union,' and the impact of the Battle of Gettysburg will be addressed.

School groups and other social group are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity and schedule their visit ASAP. If any individuals or groups are interested in participating in any capacity, please contact the Historical Society to schedule their group or to offer their ideas, or check the website for the schedule of events as it continues to unfold. Also, if any individual or company would like to be a sponsor to help fund additional events during the exhibit, contact the Historical Society for sponsorship opportunities that also benefits the Library.

Please check our website www.DonoraHistoricalSociety.org and click on the "Civil War Exhibit" tab for pictures and descriptions of the exhibit and the schedule of events.

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