Rice County Historial Society

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“Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War,” a six panel banner exhibit from the National Library of Medicine, opened at the Rice County Historical Society/Coronado Quivira Museum on July 1, 2024 and runs until August 10, 2024.

Over three million soldiers fought in the American Civil War. More than half a million died and almost as many were wounded. Hundreds of thousands were permanently disabled by battle filed injuries or surgery, which saved lives by sacrificing limbs. These men remained a stark reminder of the costs of the conflict for long after the war.

“Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War” explores experiences of disabled veterans and their role as symbols of the fractured nation. The United States National Library of Medicine, operated by the United States federal government, is the worlds largest medical library. It is located in Bethesda, Maryland, and the NLM is an institute within the National Institutes of Health.

The Coronado Quivira Museum is located at 105 West Lyon, Lyons, Kansas. Hours of operation are Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Call (620) 257-3941 for more information.

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