The National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg

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This museum is a partner in Pennsylvania’s Civil War 150th Anniversary initiative. In addition to the usual exhibits, the museum is hosting a series of year-long exhibits in 2011-2015 that will highlight the events, battles and personalities of those year. The 1861 exhibit opened on January 26 and discusses the inaugurations of Lincoln and Davis, the road to secession, the firing on Fort Sumter, the Baltimore Riots, and more. There will also be some lecture series. You can find more details at National Civil War Museum or call 717-260-1861.