Monday, April 4, 2016

Tuesday Treasures

Tom hosts Tuesday's Treasures.


April 2015 - Fort Worth TX

We made a visit to the Texas Civil War Museum last year as we were driving home from LA, taking our time.


Location
     760 Jim Wright Freeway North
     Fort Worth, TX 76108

The Texas Civil War Museum opened in January of 2006. With over 15,000 square feet of exhibits, it is the largest Civil War museum west of the Mississippi River. The museum is a 501c3, non profit. The museum gallery is shared with exhibits on loan from the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Texas Division. The museum consists of three separate galleries that display a civil war collection, Victorian dress collection and United Daughters of the Confederacy Texas Confederate collection.



My hero!


What little girl didn't love cutout dolls?


Texas responded to the election of Abraham Lincoln by joining the Confederacy in early 1861, a few weeks before the first shots were fired at Fort Sumter. Although only about one in four Texas families owned slaves, support for secession was strong, with about three quarters of voters supporting secession. Many Texas men immediately joined the war effort, traveling east to fight with other Confederate soldiers. Many others joined but stayed in Texas, with some defending the coastline, some guarding against possible Union attack, and others pushing into New Mexico Territory. A small number joined the Union army.



























I will save the fashion exhibit for another post!

13 comments:

  1. This is the sort of museum that I'd be quite happy to visit!

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  2. Interesting museum. Wonder if a new civil war is brewing...

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    1. Interesting you should say that, I just finished a book called Christian Nation that scared the bejebbers out of me.

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  3. Oh my goodness, Jackie -- I drive by this museum every day going to pick my granddaughter up from school! I have never been there but it is on my list of things to do this summer. Thanks for posting these lovely pics -- now I want to go more than ever!

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    1. That is too funny and to think we spent a week around there last April.

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    2. We could have met! I have read our blog for ever so long! Next time you are in the area, let me know!

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  4. As in life there are always two sides to a story and the Civil War is an excellent example of this. History is written by the winners. Thanks Jackie for sharing a glimpse of American History from another point of view. I hope that you can hurry on back soon.

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  5. Wow! Lots of historical treasures here...

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  6. Great mix of photos! Fantastic vintage items.

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  7. what a great museum! probably not enough time to see everything!

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  8. This is a place we would love to visit!

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  9. I love this museum! Such wonderful displays!

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  10. That museum is tremendous. Lots of great finds.

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