The Greater Oneonta Historical Society’s new exhibit, “Oneonta & the Civil War”, will open on Sunday August 23 . at the Oneonta History Center, 183 Main Street. Following on the 2011 exhibit of the same name, Part II focuses on the war from Gettysburg through Appomattox on the 150th anniversary of the end of the war.
Along with the war and local men who served, the exhibit will include a profile of Oneonta in 1865, the home front, and the Grand Army of the Republic. On display will be articles from the GOHS collection as well as items on loan, including the City of Oneonta’s Andersonville Prison lithograph. The 40×60 inch bird’s eye view of the infamous Georgia prison was drawn from memory by prisoner Thomas O’Dea.
An opening reception will be held on August 23 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Civil War reenactor George Sluti will attend and answer questions of young and old. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.
The exhibit will run through Saturday November 14. For more information, contact 607-432-0960 or info@OneontaHistory.org.