Today in History:

Civil War stories on display at Lincoln Highway museum in Unity

The Lincoln Highway Experience museum on Route 30 in Unity has joined forces with a community farther east on the historic highway to provide visitors a glimpse of Civil War-era life “On the Home Front.”  The exhibit sheds light on lesser-known maneuvers in Bedford County that were peripheral to the July 1863 clash of troops in Gettysburg and offers a southern Pennsylvanian perspective on the epochal conflict. “There are lots of letters on the storyboards from people from the Bedford area,” said Lauren Koker, executive director of the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor.  “It hits close to home, how the Civil War affected them.”  Read more at