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Pearce Civil War Museum and Pearce Western Art Museum here

Step back in time, and experience two epic events of the 1800s - events which forged this country's national identity - the American Civil War and the westward expansion that followed.  From the war-weary letter Colonel Joshua Chamberlain wrote to his wife from the Antietam battlefield to Howard Terpning's artistic interpretation of a Native American grandfather sharing wisdom with his grandchildren, these collections will give you the chance to appreciate the unthinkable sacrifices of the American soul, and the transformation of the American conscience during the last half of the 19th century.