From the Kennebunks to Appomattox: The Civil War at Home and Away
From the Kennebunks to Appomattox celebrates the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War by focusing on Maine's role - and specifically Kennebunk - in the war between the states from 1861 to 1865. The Brick Store Museum has joined the Civil War Trail of museums and galleries celebrating the anniversary. From the Kennebunks to Appomattox focuses on the stories and journeys of Kennebunk soldiers and the ones who stayed behind.
Artifacts on view include weaponry, clothing, letters and journals written by soldiers, and even musical instruments. Soldiers of the 3rd Maine Volunteer Infantry were on hand during opening day to help us celebrate though a living history program about Maine's role in the Civil War. Activities for all ages will be found throughout the exhibition, including a touch-screen interactive kiosk to allow visitors to learn even more about the soldiers from Kennebunk.
A portion of the proceeds from this exhibition will go to the USO. Visitors are encouraged to write letters to current soldiers in the exhibition - the Museum will then be sending these letters to current troops on the front lines.
Funded by the Maine Humanities Council.