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Vice & Virtue: The National Civil War Museum Announces New Exhibit for 2016

Published: Jan 13, 2016

New special exhibit for 2016 illustrates the moral challenges faced by thousands of men & women on both sides of the American Civil War.

“Tell Mother I’ve Been Good: Vice & Virtue in the Civil War” exhibit open at National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg from Jan. 21 - Dec. 31, 2016.

Harrisburg, PA (January 13, 2016) – The National Civil War Museum  (NCWM) in Pennsylvania’s Hershey Harrisburg Region (HHR) kicked off 2016 with a new special exhibit that illustrates the moral challenges faced by thousands of men and women on both sides of the American Civil War.

“Tell Mother I’ve Been Good: Vice & Virtue in the Civil War” is the latest in the museum’s ongoing series of programming to illustrate a topical theme through personal stories, images and artifacts from this time period in American history.

This exhibit explores the experiences of those soldiers who left home for the first time in their lives and how they were determined to uphold the virtuous principals of faith, hard work and morality practiced by their families for generations. Other men in the ranks however had no such principals and were determined to seek their own path. The vices of drinking, gambling and fraternization were but a few of the moral transgressions that tempted both men and women during the Civil War period.

“Whether tempted by vice or touched by virtue, all of those who lived through the Civil War were changed by it,” said Wayne Motts, CEO at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg.

“Tell Mother I’ve Been Good: Vice & Virtue in the Civil War” exhibit will open to the public on January 21, 2016 and will be on display December 31, 2016.

For a complete listing of other events at the Museum, please visit the Museum website:  www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org or call 717-260-1861.

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Author: Rick Dunlap

Public Relations Director
Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau
3211 North Front Street, Suite 301 A, Harrisburg, PA 17110
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