Traveling Exhibit

The museum offers a one-of-a-kind experience for visitors to learn about the history of Civil War Soldiers and Sailors. The traveling exhibit, “A Glorious March to Liberty,” tells the history of the march that displays the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ legacy of courage, leadership, and service to all Americans.

The “A Glorious March to Liberty” exhibit consists of eight panels:

  1. The introductory panel and remaining panels include historical photographs and documents, excerpts from Harper’s Weekly, and excerpts from letters and diaries of soldiers and sailors.
  2. The second panel, titled “Slavery and the Union,” examines slavery as a divisive issue leading up to the Civil War.
  3. The third panel, “Spies of the Rebellion,” identifies an African American organization that provided spies for the Union from the beginning of the war.
  4. Panel four, “Union Cry for Help,” examines the military event that led to the issue of the Emancipation Proclamation and the creation of the Bureau of United States Colored Troops (USCT)
  5. The fifth and sixth panels are titled “Soldiers and Sailors.” They tell the story of these American freedom fighters in their own words and as reported in Harper’s Weekly.
  6. The seventh panel, “Liberators and Defenders,” chronicles the successes of these freedom fighters as defenders of the US Constitution and liberating enslaved Americans by enforcing the Emancipation Proclamation.
  7. The last panel explores the “Freedom Fighters’ Legacy.”

The Traveling Exhibit includes:

Please contact the museum for available dates.


The traveling exhibit is a free-standing, eight-panel display with text and graphics.

Cost: $5,000

For more information:

Contact: Edwin Gasaway
Phone: 202-667-2667