- Associated Press - Sunday, October 12, 2014

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - An exhibit that focuses on the end of the U.S. Civil War and the two decades afterward opened this weekend at the Michigan Historical Museum in Lansing.

Called “Conceived in Liberty,” the exhibit opens with the battle of Gettysburg and follows Michigan soldiers through the end of the war before turning its attention to the Reconstruction period.

Some of the artifacts in the show include items from the 1st Regiment Michigan Volunteer Engineers and Mechanics and an invitation received by U.S. Sen. Zachariah Chandler of Michigan to attend President Abraham Lincoln’s funeral services at the White House.

Family programming related to the exhibit will start in November and continue through next summer.

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Exhibit: https://1.usa.gov/1xito3P

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