Exhibit to examine ‘The Civil War in Missouri’

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War, the county Parks and Recreation Department and the Friends of Jefferson Barracks will conduct a grand opening for a new exhibit “The Civil War in Missouri.”

The exhibit examines the events that took place in Missouri, the state with the third most battles and skirmishes during the Civil War. Exhibit panels explore battles such as Belmont, Island No. 10, Wilson’s Creek and Price’s Raid. Uniforms, equipment and other artifacts will help bring to life the common soldier in the field, camp and during battle.

The grand opening will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, in the Old Ordnance Room at Jefferson Barracks Historic Park. Local storyteller Chris Sutton will offer his first-person presentation of “The Civil War in St. Louis,” which looks into Nathaniel Lyon and Camp Jackson.

Admission to the exhibit and grand opening are free. For more information, contact Marc Kollbaum at (314) 544-6224 or e-mail mkollbaum@stlouisco.com.