Be in the “Hell & Homefront” Exhibit!
Support “Hell & Homefront: Civil War Through Fulton County Eyes” by
sponsoring an artifact from the
Surprise someone by adopting an
artifact from the permanent collection of the Fulton County Museum
in his or her honor or show your pride in Fulton County’s participation in
the 150th anniversary of the Civil War by adopting one for
yourself. After you adopt, plan an outing to the Fulton County
Museum to visit your
artifact. All ten of these
treasures will be on display.
When you adopt an artifact, we’ll send you (or your friend or loved
one) a personalized adoption packet, which includes a certificate of
adoption, a picture of your artifact,
and a description of its historical significance. In addition, all
artifact sponsors have their
names listed on a donor label under each artifact AND the satisfaction of
knowing that their support benefits the conservation of our
Adopting an artifact is
fun and easy!
Step 1: Choose an
Step 2: Click our Buy Now
button under the image of the artifact to make a secure
tax-deductible donation for the amount shown.
Print of National Soldier’s
Donated to the Society in 1960, this framed
lithograph of the National Civil War Soldiers Monument is in its original
frame. It has never been conserved, and possibly never been on display
before. The print will be isolated from the glass and unknown frame wood,
and a vapor barrier will be created on the back of the new frame.
Print of Andersonville Prison
Originally donated by Mr. & Mrs. Don Merrill in 1967,
this print, graphically shows the brutal way Ohio soldiers were treated in
the Confederate prison. The original frame will be retained, but U.V.
Plexiglas and acid free materials will be added to buffer this very
fragile print. 67.21
Memorial Print of the 6th
Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry $225.00
Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Frank McConkey in 1969, this
colorful print recognizes the company of men from Fulton County that
served in this unit. A new frame will be included in the preservation of
this artifact. 69.4
Memorial Print of
the 100th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry $225.00
Donated by Dorothy
Biddle in 1978, this colorful print was owned by Alfred Hill, who was a
member of the 100th O.V.I. and survived his time in
Andersonville Prison. This will be the first time that this print has been
framed for viewing in an exhibition.
owned by Barney Oldfield’s father $325.00
This print, memorializing the 68th Ohio
Regiment Volunteer Infantry, originally belonged to Henry Clay Oldfield,
father of the famous race car driver Barney Oldfield, and most likely was
displayed proudly in his farm house in Clinton Township, Fulton County OH.
If so, the original frame is no longer with the object, and a new frame
will be required for this exhibition. This print was donated by Don and
Joan Merrill in 1997. 97.20
Print of Abraham
original lithograph would have been originally sold in 1861 between
Lincoln’s election and first inaugural. Many patriotic Republicans in the
United States would have wanted to proudly display Lincoln’s image in
their home. The print is not in its original frame, and requires
the 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry $140.00
This print memorializes the 67th O.V.I.
and may be in its original frame. The frame will be re-used and buffered
to preserve the delicate print inside. 2008.93.2
Artifact Adopted 2011 in
E. Borton, Jr.
War Record Print of
William Westfall, 38th Ohio Volunteer Infantry $220.00
donated by a descendent of William Westfall (a Fulton County resident)
this colorful, hand calligraphy print is one of our few artifacts from
this unit. This print has never been framed at the Fulton County Museum.
Kurtz & Allison Print of Gettysburg
This print was donated through one of the
members of the 6th Ohio Cavalry (the only unit from Fulton
County present at the Battle of Gettysburg) and is in poor condition. An
existing frame will be re-used and buffered for this colorful lithograph.
Emancipation Proclamation Memorial Print
print was made during Lincoln’s lifetime, and memorializes his signing of
the Emancipation Proclamation—freeing all of the slaves in the confederate
states. This important color lithograph, a lasting example the freedom won
for the enslaved, has never been framed or on display at the Fulton County
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