Pearce Collections Museum

Pearce Collections Museum

From the war-weary letter Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain wrote to his wife from the Antietam battlefield and Howard Terpning's sublime artistic interpretation of one Native American grandfather imparting wisdom to his grandchildren, to the still-locked leg irons which testify to the reality of slavery for multitudes of Americans, these collections will give you the chance to appreciate the unfathomable sacrifices and the undeniable triumph of those American souls, as well as the transformation of the American consciousness in the last half of the 19th century.