To commemorate the Civil War's sesquicentennial (2011-2015), the Missouri History Museum's is creating a comprehensive exhibition titled, The Civil War in Missouri. The exhibit explores the complexities of the Civil War through the eyes of Missourians who experienced it first-hand. The once-in-a-lifetime exhibition features American treasures, compelling imagery, and interactive, thought-provoking elements. The Missouri History Museum offers additional exhibitions, programs, events and tours to tell the stories of St. Louis.
St. Louis, Missouri | Bellefontaine has become an outdoor museum, containing fine sculptures and memorial art, and with 87,000 interments, it is also the final resting place of men and women whose lives have contributed conspicuously to the westward expansion of our country.
St. Louis, Missouri | This museum's exploration of the personal life of General Grant provides the context for understanding his military leadership as Union general during the Civil War and his subsequent presidency.
St. Louis, Missouri | At various different times during the Civil War, these historic barracks were used by both the Confederates and Federal armies, and in 1866 a national cemetery was established there.