Colts and Quilts: The Civil War Remembered

November 16, 2011 – May 6, 2012

Colts & Quilts: The Civil War Remembered was presented to honor the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Civil War. The exhibition captured intimate reactions by the American public to pivotal political and military events. Costumed vignettes, paintings, sculpture, Colt firearms and decorative arts from the collection narrated stories of the anti-slavery movement, war-time volunteerism, mourning and reconciliation.