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Gettysburg, Lincoln, and the Civil War in America


McCord Gallery & Cultural Center is pleased to present Gettysburg, Lincoln, and the Civil War in America, Thursday, February 24 – Sunday, February 27. The exhibit will be open to the public: 10:00am – 4:00pm. General Admission is $12; $10 for members. Students and children under 18 will be admitted free of charge. Special evening events will be held on Friday, February 25 & Saturday, February 26, 7:00pm,$50 per guest.

This is a not-to-be missed opportunity to view museum quality artifacts from private collections many of which have not previously been seen in Illinois. Uniforms, flags, swords, muskets, letters, slave shackles, and an amputation kit are among the many items that will be on display. In addition a special exhibit will feature a revolver owned by General George Custer and a letter written by Chief Joseph Red Fox, nephew of Chief Crazy Horse, who at the age of 7 witnessed the massacre at Little Big Horn. Docents will be on hand to help discuss the significance of the items. At the evening events guests will be able to handle selected weapons and lectures will be presented by Dr. Ted Karamanski, professor of History, Loyola University. Event Chairman, Dave Alm of Orland Park, has announced that muskets will be fired in military arms demonstrations through out the weekend and Civil War souvenirs will be for sale.

McCord Gallery & Cultural Center is located at 9602 W. Creek Road (129th St. & LaGrange Rd.), Palos Park. For more information, visit Please call 708-671-0648 for daytime general admission tickets or reservations for evening receptions.

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