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Civil War Trove Set for Sotheby’s Auction

By: Steve Szkotak, Associated Press RICHMOND (AP).- Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee characterized Virginia's Civil War secession as a revolution and President Abraham Lincoln uncharacteristically scolded a couple for their lack of loyalty to the Union ...

Smithsonian Recounts Balloon Flights of Civil War

By: Brett Zongker, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP).- The National Air and Space Museum will re-create a key moment in the nation's first attempt at an air force during the Civil War 150 years ago — decades before the first airplane flight. In Jun...

New York State to Display Civil War Flags in New Exhibition...

WATERFORD, NY (AP).- A Confederate flag with links to President Abraham Lincoln and the first Union officer killed in the Civil War will be the centerpiece of an exhibit featuring New York's large collection of banners from the conflict, state official...

Thomas Schwartz Named New Director of Hoover Library

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero announced today the appointment of historian Thomas F. Schwartz as the new director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum. His appointment is effective July 5, 2011. Dr. S...

The Huntington Library Announces Major Civil War Photographs Exhibition

SAN MARINO, CA.- As the nation begins to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens announces its plans for a major exhibition of photographs opening in October 2012 along with a companio...

Banksy Images Created on Third Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina to Sell...

LONDON.- A painting, which features one of the images created by the enigmatic Oscar-nominated graffiti artist, Banksy, to commemorate the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, is to be sold at Bonhams, New Bond Street, as part of its sale of Post Wa...

Banksy Images Created on Third Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina to Sell...

LONDON.- A painting, which features one of the images created by the enigmatic Oscar-nominated graffiti artist, Banksy, to commemorate the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, is to be sold at Bonhams, New Bond Street, as part of its sale of Post Wa...

Bansky Images Created on Third Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina to Sell...

LONDON.- A painting, which features one of the images created by the enigmatic Oscar-nominated graffiti artist, Banksy, to commemorate the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, is to be sold at Bonhams, New Bond Street, as part of its sale of Post Wa...

Old Times Not Forgotten: Reporter Embarks on a 600-Mile Tour of...

NEW YORK (AP).- A hush fell over the crowd filling the elegant hall in downtown Richmond, Va. The vote was about to be announced, and a young staffer of the Museum of the Confederacy balanced his laptop across his knees, poised to get out the news as ...

Installation of Skylar Fein Mixed Media Portrait with Related Works on...

BROOKLYN, N.Y.- A recent work by Skylar Fein titled Black Lincoln for Dooky Chase is on view at the Brooklyn Museum from March 23 through August 2011 as the centerpiece of an installation including related works from the permanent collection. In Fein's...

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