Special Exhibitions

From its beginnings, the House Divided Project has sought out institutional partners to create a series of engaging special exhibitions on the Civil War era. Visit “Building the Digital Lincoln,” a joint effort with the Journal of American History to see some exciting new tools for researching Abraham Lincoln. Or come see the poignant exhibit about Confederate soldier William Elisha Stoker and his Texas family based on materials from the National Civil War Museum. Also, please take a look at a new website called the “Pennsylvania Grand Review, co-sponsored by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and designed to honor black Civil War soldiers from the state.


Cumberland Civil War (with CVVB) 

This site honors the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War in the Cumberland Valley.Built in partnership with several local  Carlisle-area institutions.

Cumberland Civil War

Digital Lincoln (with JAH)

This special resources site offers a snapshot of how historians and digital humanists have helped to build a new understanding of Abraham Lincoln with a series of innovative and powerful Web-based tools.

Dred Scott Case Slideshow (with GLI)

“The Dred Scott Decision and its Bitter Legacy” is an online slideshow that House Divided created with the Gilder Lehrman Institute.


Lincoln and Douglas Slideshow (with GLI)

“Lincoln, Douglas, and Their Historic Debates” is an online slideshow that House Divided created with the Gilder Lehrman Institute.

PA Grand Review (with PA-DCED)

A broad coalition of organizations have decided to commemorate the Grand Review that took place in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on November 14, 1865. This website supports those efforts and hopes to supplement their outreach by offering descendants and other willing students of history a dynamic forum for sharing their stories and finding out more about the bravery and sacrifice of a generation of African Americans who were sometimes ignored or slighted by the government they helped save.

Texas Farmer’s Civil War (with NCWM)

This website from the House Divided Project features Stoker’s memorable and moving letters which are now held by the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.