The countdown to the new semester has begun and with it the frantic attempts to get ahead before falling perpetually behind. As you try desperately to check things off your growing to do list, remember this may be your last week to take some time to relax and rejuvenate before four months of caffeine induced reading and writing. Although I heartily support getting out of your cramped apartment and getting some fresh air, I understand if the temperatures that are currently hovering around freezing keep you huddled inside. How about we compromise? You can stay in, sip your cocoa, pet your dog/cat, and still explore one of the largest green spaces in Chicago. I’ll even throw in some history to ease your already nagging conscience.
Take a break from your break and check out The Civil War and Chicago: Memorialization, Commemoration, and Remembrance at Rosehill Cemetery!
A digital exhibit created as the capstone for Dr. Elizabeth Fraterrigo’s Material Culture course, The Civil War and Chicago utilizes the Omeka platform to explore how veterans, families of deceased soldiers, and the country as a whole, memorialized, commemorated, and remembered the sacrifices of the over half million soldiers who perished between 1861 and 1865.
Check out the site here and leave your thoughts in the comments below.