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Civil War Exhibit

Chicopee in the Civil War Sesquicentennial Exhibit

The Library is currently displaying a 10 case exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. The display focuses on Chicopee's substantial role in the Civil War as one of "Lincoln's Arsenals". The men and women of Chicopee contributed to the Union's cause both on the battlefield and in the factories. On display are numerous swords forged by the Ames Manufacturing Company, leather accoutrements made by the Gaylord Manufacturing Company, and various memorabilia from the Civil War era. The exhibit is the result of a collaboration between the Chicopee Historical Society and the Chicopee Public Library with the intention of educating our community about Chicopee's rich local history and its citizens important contributions to one of the most substantial wars ever fought in North America. The exhibit will be on display through September 18th. Please come by during the library's open hours for viewing.

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