Featuring When Johnny Came Marching West: How the Civil War Shaped Pasadena & Thaddeus Lowe: Chief Aeronaut of the Union Army
Published : Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | 3:37 PM
In a year that marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil war, Pasadena Museum of History joins with organizations nationwide to commemorate the sesquicentennial of a conflict that has continued to affect the America in which we live. When Johnny Came Marching West: How the Civil War Shaped Pasadena and Thaddeus Lowe: Chief Aeronaut of the Union Army on view from April 22 through September 20, 2015, will explore the surprisingly important role California played in the conflict, and how the war’s aftermath influenced the development of our local communities.
The more-than 700 veterans buried at Mountain View Cemetery are testament to the deep connections between our region and the Civil War. These exhibitions will reveal intimate stories of veterans and spotlight the amazing exploits, bravery, courage, and heartbreak of both soldiers and civilians, personalizing a war that is often mentioned only through its bloody battles and great loss of life.
Special programming will be offered in relation to these exhibitions. Please see the listing at the end of this document and refer to the Museum website, www.pasadenahistory.org, for further details and information.
Tickets: $7; free for children under 12 and Museum Members are available in the Museum Store (no reservations necessary). Pasadena Museum of History is located at 470 W. Walnut St. (corner Walnut St. and Orange Grove Blvd.), Pasadena. For more information visit www.pasadenahistory.org or call (626) 577-1660.