Great Plains Art Museum

Please visit the  Great Plains Art Museum to see the fine display of Civil war artifacts. Best display I have seen on this topic. -keith ———->

April 15, 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Great Plains Art Museum, Center for Great Plains Studies, 1155 Q St.
UNL history professor Kenneth Winkle will speak about the Civil War at the final Paul A. Olson Seminar in Great Plains Studies lecture of the spring semester.
Before the Civil War, cotton production represented the foundation of American economic development. Grown on slave plantations in the South and processed in textile mills in the North, cotton bound the two sections together but also held the potential to tear them apart.  
The lecture, “Land of Cotton: Textiles and the Civil War,” tells the story of how the world’s insatiable demand for cotton cloth created an increasingly bitter conflict between the North and the South that ultimately impelled them toward civil war.
The date of the lecture, April 15, also marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s death. Winkle is the award-winning Lincoln biographer and author of “Lincoln’s Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, D.C.” Winkle will speak while surrounded by the museum’s Civil War textiles exhibition, “Homefront and Battlefield: Quilts and Context in the Civil War.”
The Great Plains Art Museum and Center for Great Plains Studies is at 1155 Q St. in downtown Lincoln. The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the center’s website at
  “Homefront and Battlefield” was organized by the American Textile History Museum with partial funding from The Coby Foundation, and additional support from the Stockman Family Foundation and Mass Humanities. It was brought to Nebraska by the Nebraska State Historical Society. 
Upcoming event: At 3:30 p.m. April 16 Madelyn Shaw, one of the curators of the exhibition, will give an in-depth tour and gallery talk at the museum.

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