New Exhibit: “Boys in Blue”. The Grand Army of the Republic: A Civil War Veterans’ Organization
A year after our nation’s Civil War ended, an organization for Union veterans was established. Exploring bonds of comradeship, loyalty, and charity, the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R) became a fraternal group which stretched across local, regional, and national lines.
The men of the G.A.R left a lasting legacy to the nation with the creation of veteran pensions, soldiers’ homes, and Memorial Day. Local posts raised money for charities and disabled comrades while making political endorsements. Today there are many relics from G.A.R including monuments, buildings, funerary markers, and small objects and personal papers found in local museum.
The exhibit “BOYS IN BLUE” highlights the legacy of this important group that set the precedent for future veterans’ organizations.
Thanks to the generous donation from the American Legion and VFW in Britton, a local exhibit on different veterans clubs of the surrounding counties will be available to view during this exhibit.
Exhibit will be on display every day May 22nd through August 22nd, 2021
Time: 10am to 6pm
Look at the Fort Sisseton Facebook for special events centered around this fascinating exhibit.
July 1 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm UTC-5
One event on 06-01-2021 at 10:00 am
One event on 07-01-2021 at 10:00 am
One event on 08-01-2021 at 10:00 am