Orange County Historical Society To Host IHS’s Traveling Exhibit Faces of the Civil War

Civil War history will come alive for visitors who experience Faces of the Civil War, an Indiana Historical Society (IHS) traveling exhibit. From May 25th through June 22nd, Orange County Historical Society (OCHS) will host the special exhibit at the Paoli Public Library, located at 100 W. Water Street in Paoli.

Society President Robert F. Henderson said the exhibit brings to life the stories of many Hoosiers whose lives were touched, and in some cases taken, by the Civil War.  “Not all are well known or revered—many were just everyday citizens fulfilling their duties to their friends, family, state and country,” He added.  Rather than focusing on statistics and large-scale battles, the exhibit illustrates how regular people coped with the tragic experiences of the day—all from an Indiana perspective.

“We certainly appreciate our partnership with the Paoli Library and staff and their wiliness to allow us to display this interesting and informative exhibit.” Henderson said.

About IHS Traveling Exhibitions

Historical societies, museums, libraries, schools and other nonprofit organizations in Indiana can book this and other traveling exhibits through IHS’s Local History Services department. Exhibits may be borrowed for approximately four to five weeks at a time. To book an exhibit, please contact Karen DePauw at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (317) 233-3110. For more information about the traveling exhibit program, visit

About the Indiana Historical Society

Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing the state’s history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation’s premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor experiences called the Indiana Experience. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups; publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; produces and hosts art exhibitions, museum theater and outside performance groups; and provides youth, adult and family programs. IHS is a Smithsonian Affiliate and a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.




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