Monday, January 23, 2012

Union County, New Jersey, Civil War Sesquicentennial Exhibit

Civil War monument in Fairview Cemetery
The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee announce the opening of an exhibit to commemorate Union County’s role in the U. S. Civil War of 1861-65.

“This exhibit of Civil War artifacts and photographs will focus on the unique contributions of Union County citizens to the war effort,” said Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi, chairman of the Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee. “We’ll place special emphasis on the experiences of Union County residents in the areas of the home front, the military, and the economic and political life of the County.”

The exhibit is scheduled to open on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. in the Union County Courthouse, 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey. The Civil War commemorative exhibit will be on display until 2015 and the displays will change from time to time.

For additional details, and to reserve a seat at the exhibit opening, visit the UCNJ web site.

About the Civil War monument pictured in this post: The Civil War monument in Fairview Cemetery in Westfield was “Erected by the citizens of Westfield and Vicinity to commemorate the services of the soldiers and sailors of Union County who served in the war for the Union,” its inscription reads. A series of photographs featuring Civil War monuments throughout Union County will be part of the exhibit.

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