SHARPSBURG, Md. >> The nonprofit Civil War Trust is celebrating its successful drive to preserve 44 acres at what it calls the “epicenter” of the Battle of Antietam.
Deputy U.S. Interior Secretary Michael Connor and Antietam National Battlefield Superintendent Susan Trail spoke at the event Wednesday near Sharpsburg.
The Civil War Trust says it exceeded its goal of raising $115,000, or 20 percent of the $575,000 purchase price of the parcel. It will be transferred to the National Park Service.
President James Lighthizer says the land was at the center of the bloodiest one-day battle of the war, on Sept. 17, 1862. The clash left 23,000 men killed, wounded or missing.
Kids’ museum opens in New York
NEW YORK >> A new children’s museum opened Saturday in Harlem.
The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling is part of a subsidized housing complex called Sugar Hill Development. The housing development consists of 124 apartments for low-income and formerly homeless families.
The museum will offer exhibits, art-making workshops for children and storytelling series.
It will present inaugural exhibitions in partnership with neighboring institutions El Museo del Barrio and The Studio Museum in Harlem.
Director Susan Delvalle says the museum is intended as “a welcoming space” for children of all communities to come together to tell their stories.
Exhibit looks at Hemingway’s life
NEW YORK >> A new exhibition in New York takes an in-depth look at the life and writings of Ernest Hemingway.
The Morgan Library & Museum installation covers key periods in the Nobel Prize-winning author’s life, from 1918 through World War II.
Nearly 100 items shed light on his creative process. They include heavily revised manuscripts of such masterpieces as “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and “The Sun Also Rises.”
There are also two handwritten pages of “A Farewell to Arms” and correspondence with F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein and others.
“Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars” opened Friday and runs through Jan. 31.
Many of the items are on display for the first time.
The exhibition is organized with the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.
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