The Civil War for Kids

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

The Civil War for Kids

Commemorating the Sesquicentennial

Civil War Sesquicentennial - 150 yearsThe 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War is this year.  It's also called the “sesquicentennial” (try saying that 10 times fast!). 

This summer is a great time to brush up on your Civil War knowledge, to experience living history and battle re-enactments, and to share this pivotal time in American history with the young folks in  your life. Visit the Children's Division on the second floor for great resources on this topic.    
To get started, log onto our excellent database, FreedomFlix, for videos, websites and projects that truly bring history alive! 

We also have a wide selection of interesting books to explore:
Posters of the Emancipation Proclamation are also available in the Children's Room -- for free!  Stop by to pick one up while supplies last.