May 21, 2019 3:10pm EST | The American Civil War Museum presents How Shall We Remember

Events > 2019 > May > May 21, 2019 3:10pm EST | The American Civil War Museum presents How Shall We Remember

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Congress declared Memorial Day a national holiday in 1971, but communities first came together at the end of May to mourn war dead during the bloodiest conflict in American history, the Civil War. As early as 1865, people began asking themselves how to remember those who had sacrificed life and limb during the War. How did different people choose to mark the occasion? How did tensions in the aftermath of the War affect how people memorialized it? How has our observation of Memorial Day and memory of the Civil War changed?
(Richmond, VA)