National Civil War Chaplain’s Museum Grand Reopening Slated
This Saturday, the grand reopening of the National Civil War Chaplain’s Museum will take at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Thanks to the 290 Foundation for the following story:
Hon. Chaplain, 290 foundation (BVI) Inc.
The National Civil War Chaplains Museum is pleased to announce its grand reopening at its new site next to the Visitors Center on the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. The museum will open its doors from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm on Saturday, August 9, 2014. The new site features a number of new exhibits and enhancements which will provide visitors with an insightful overview of the role of Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish chaplains and that of religion during the Civil War. In addition, the museum addresses the role of the US Christian Commission in the war. A special dedication of the new Jewish exhibit will be held. Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish chaplains, along with a Christian Commission delegate, will be on hand to talk with the public about their service to the soldiers of the Confederate and Union armies. Period music will be provided by the well-known group, Riddle on the Harp. Also, refreshments will be provided. Directions to the National Civil War Chaplains Museum can be found at http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=452. For more info, call 434-582-2087 or visit Chaplainsmuseum.org.
The National Civil War Chaplains Museum
This is interesting. Good to know a variety of Chaplains of different faiths will be honored. Reminds us that the Civil War was not only Christians fighting Christians. Personally, I consider the poet Walt Whitman one of the “chaplains” serving especially in Washington hospitals.