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Joshua L. Chamberlain: Scholar – Warrior Exhibit


  • June 18, 2020

This limited time exhibit explores the life of the Civil War General and former Governor of Maine from birth to his death at age eighty-five. Artifacts, artwork and documents tell Chamberlain’s story of his formative years through his rise into today’s pop culture.

The exhibit opening date of June 18 coincides with the severe wounding of Chamberlain during the Second Battle of Petersburg in 1864. This wound would be the cause of his death fifty years later in 1914 making him the last Civil War veteran to die of his wounds.

The special exhibit runs through November 29, 2020 and is included with regular daily admission during normal operating hours.