Mary Lincoln’s travel writing case in the carved form of an ear of corn, a rare Third National Confederate flag, drums used by Union drummer boys, battle flags flown by Union regiments, rare pistols and muskets, 104th PA Volunteer Regiment diaries, a life mask of Lincoln, models of ironclad ships, cherished mementos and ribbons, and items used by the soldiers are among the many treasures at the Bucks County Civil War Library and Museum, located at 32 N. Broad Street at Garden Alley in Doylestown.
Civil War uniformed docents take visitors on an hour-long tour of the exhibits and explain the items on display.
There is also an outreach program in which uniformed members are available to speak to community and school groups.
Donations are gratefully accepted.
It is a Blue Star Museum participant and they also join the Smithsonian Magazine program of “Welcoming Saturday” in September.
The library consists of over 1000 volumes, including genealogy resources to help locate Civil War soldier ancestors and is available for research.
Researchers are also able to use the Fold 3 computer program to find information. The Bucks County Civil War Round Table meets the first Tuesday of the month with a few exceptions due to holidays.
Speakers on a variety of Civil War subjects give presentations.
The meetings are usually held in the Doylestown Borough Hall at 7:00pm. All are welcome and admission is free.
In March and November book discussions are held at the museum and library.
Call 215-822-1562 for specific information or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.