PA Civil War 150 Launch Announcement

Nearly 150 years later, the legacy of the Civil War resonates throughout the country. No corner of the KeystoneState was left untouched by the war.

Between 2011 and 2015, the war that redefined our nation will redefine the way we know the Keystone State. As Pennsylvania Civil War 150 launches this commemoration in October, join us and find your place in the story.

Join us for a preview of the key commemorative programs for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Pennsylvania, including:

  •, a comprehensive Web site that unlocks incredible personal stories of Pennsylvanians who persevered through the war and the vast Civil War collections of the state’s museums and historical societies.
  • Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show, a traveling museum experience based in a 53-foot tractor trailer that will bring interactive exhibits and unique programming to all 67 counties in the state.


Attend the launch event in your region or view the event online through a live video stream. It’s just one of the hundreds of ways to be a part of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Pennsylvania.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009



1:45 p.m.  Welcome from Regional Hosts

2:00 p.m.  Main Event Broadcast from Harrisburg

2:30 p.m.  Statewide and Regional Q&A


Hosts & Venues: 

The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Main Event    

Venue: The State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North Street, Harrisburg, PA    

Civil War History Consortium, Philadelphia, Regional Event

Venue: Union League of Philadelphia, 140 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA

Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh, Regional Event

Venue: Senator John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA

Main Street Gettysburg, Gettysburg, Regional Event

Venue: The David Wills House, 8 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA

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Pittsburgh   Ended Free
Philadelphia   Ended Free
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