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Civil War Museum education program set for Feb. 2

Prospect House and Civil War Museum will be hosting a free open house event on Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2 from 1-4 p.m. each day. The museum welcomes the public to view the new education program, "The Civil War & Minnesota" based on Minnesota's role in the Civil War, the Dakota War and Resettlement after the war. The program, targeted at the sixth-grade level and based on the MN Department of Education Social Studies Standards, is a unique, interactive learning experience.

Open House guests will get a chance to see first-hand the three distinct learning modules students experience while at the museum: Causes & Timeline of the Civil War, Life at War & Life on the Home Front, and Westward Expansion & the U.S.-Dakota War. There will be many Civil War artifacts to view and touch.

Now in its second year, The Civil War & Minnesota education program has welcomed students from around the region. The program came about after the Governor's Civil War Task Force went to the MN Legislature and requested monies specifically for Civil War projects to be funded by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Prospect House applied for a grant and was awarded $38,652 through the Minnesota Historical Society. The Prospect House and Civil War Museum is on the State and National Register of Historic Places.

Along with the general public, educators and parents are highly encouraged to attend.

The Prospect House and Civil War Museum is located at 403 Lake Avenue N., Battle Lake. For additional information, email or call 218-864-4008.