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Torn in Two: The 150th anniversary of the Civil War at the Grolier Club

NEW YORK, NY.- The Grolier Club presents a groundbreaking exhibition that explores and illuminates the causes, conduct, and historical record of the Civil War through maps and other historic items. Torn in Two: 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, organized by The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, commemorates this major event in America’s history. “Although cartographic material has played an important role in many past Grolier Club exhibitions, Torn in Two is the first large-scale public show in the Grolier Club’s 128-year history to tell a story exclusively in maps,” comments Eric Holzenberg, director, The Grolier Club. This unique presentation – which is on view through April 28th before continuing on its national tour – showcases 50 historical objects including maps, photographs, prints, political cartoons, letters, autographs, and