The War Comes Home
How did the war affect the southern people? How did it alter daily life and accustomed roles and responsibilities? How did people cope with shortages caused by the federal naval blockade, the erosion of slavery, and the destruction of property? How did families and communities cope with death on an unprecedented scale? “The War Comes Home” will address these and other questions. The exhibit will feature such popular objects as wartime “ersatz,” or substitute items, slave-made textiles and baskets, mourning dresses and jewelry, smuggling dolls, and documents and possessions of women who worked in Confederate hospitals and in the Treasury Departments.
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM