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  • June 19, 2017

    By Chris Graham
    Guest Curator

    Today is Juneteenth and #JUNETEENTH is trending on Twitter. The path that Juneteenth has taken from its origin in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to trending topic in 2017 is a fascinating example of

  • June 16, 2017

     

    If you are in need of a last minute Father's Day gift, or some unique treasures for yourself, look no further than our Museum shops. Each one features locally made goods, original ACWM apparel items, and plenty of books and collectibles 

  • June 14, 2017

    By Robert Hancock
    Senior Curator & Director of Collections

    The Victorians loved their ornaments, knickknacks, and curios. You had to have somewhere to put all this extra stuff, and when the tables were covered you

  • June 9, 2017

     

    By John Coski
    Historian

    The most popular subjects of sketches by Civil War soldiers were their camps – no doubt a product of the amount of time they spent in those camps. Highlighted here are two such sketches from

  • June 6, 2017

     

    By Robert Hancock
    Senior Curator & Director of Collections

    These embroidered velvet slippers were worn by Confederate President Jefferson Davis during the war. They were donated to the museum in 1899 by Davis’ 

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