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​​The Price of Union: A Young Michigan in the Civil War

Saturdays: April 26 - July 12
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Bohannon School House
Corner of Preston & West Campus Dr.

“The Price of Union: A Young Michigan in the Civil War” is a faculty-led student exhibit of the Museum Studies Program that tells the story of America’s greatest domestic war. The exhibit​ features recently conserved Civil War artifacts including a flag from the 5th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry and an 1861 one-room school map of the United States.  

The exhibit will be open at the Bohannon School House on the campus of Central Michigan University Saturdays from 9am-noon from April 26 through July 12.  Admission is free and open to the public. 

Reservations for weekday school tours may be made by calling the Museum of Cultural and Natural History at 989-774-3829. 

Grand opening activities - Saturday, April 26

Grand opening activities for the new exhibit ​include Civil War reenactors from 9 to 11 a.m. and a display of rare Civil War swords that belonged to Michigan General Henry Baxter (for opening day only). The school house will extend its hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. 

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