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Begin the 150th anniversary of the Civil War by becoming a part of the National Archives Experience's new exhibit, Discovering the Civil War.
Step into the shoes of researchers, unlock secrets, solve mysteries, and uncover unexpected events in the largest collection of records ever assembled from the National Archives' incomparable Civil War holdings. You can take part in the creation of this extraordinary story. The National Archives Foundation, with help from private supporters like you, enables the design, fabrication, and national tour of this groundbreaking exhibit.
Help build the cases that protect great original treasures and the state of the art touch-screen interactives that bring them to life.
Help construct a rich physical environment inspired by 21st-century research rooms.
Help send Discovering the Civil War on a dynamic journey across the United States so that Americans from coast to coast can use these records to "discover" a conflict that is complex, international, and surprising. How do you raise an army? Find leaders? What happens after battle? What was the global impact of the war?
Help us tell the untold stories of unexpected participants and surprising locations, of beginnings and consequences, showcasing records that chronicle compelling, thematic narratives of technology and innovation, prisoners and spies, emancipations and remembrance.
Pledge your support now to be a part of a state-of-the-art, records-based exploration of the Civil War and join in the national efforts marking the 150th.