Take an in-depth look at Pennsylvania’s significant contributions during the Civil War as part of the new major exhibition Pennsylvania’s Civil War at the Heinz History Center. The exhibition opens this Sat., June 22. The opening day of the exhibition features docent-led tours, talks by local Civil War authors, living history presentations from the 40th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and music from the Voices of the Confederacy group.
The exhibit brings to life the personal stories of Western Pennsylvanians on the battlefield and on the home front during the four-year war that shaped America. Featuring more than 150 artifacts, six life-like museum figures, immersive settings, and military encampments – alongside a 26-foot, nine-ton Rodman Cannon – the Pennsylvania’s Civil War exhibit is a key component in a series of History Center programs, events, and publications developed in partnership with Pennsylvania Civil War 150, the statewide initiative to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
And did you know … PHCA members can show their membership cards at the Heinz History Center admissions desk, and get themselves and up to three companions in for free. Membership is just $5 per person for the calendar year. For more information or to join, stop by the PHCA office or click here.