Lee and Grant

By the end of the Civil War, most Americans considered either Robert E. Lee or Ulysses S. Grant to be a hero. Although much has been written about the Civil War careers of both men, few efforts have explored their lives and meaning over an extended period of time. How should we evaluate these two crucial figures in the twenty-first century? Lee
and Grant
encourages visitors to explore such questions by tracing the lives, careers, and historical impact of these two Civil War generals in relationship to each other. Drawing upon a rich assortment of documents, letters, historic photographs, paintings, prints, and other materials from nationally significant collections, Lee and Grant offers a biographical comparison of the two men. This side by side examination allows visitors to make their own decisions about how to assess the historical significance of these two famous Americans today.

This exhibit was made possible in part through Hotel Tax Revenue funded from the City of College Station through the Arts Council of Brazos Valley, through underwriting provided by the William Knox Holt Foundation and by NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The exhibit was originally developed by the Virginia Historical Society, and co-curated by Dr. William M. S. Rasmussen, Lora M. Robins Curator of Art at the Virginia Historical Society and Dr. Robert S. Tilton, Chairman of the Department of English, University of Connecticut, Storrs. This exhibit is toured by Mid-America Arts Alliance through NEH on the Road. NEH on the Road offers an exciting opportunity for communities of all sizes to experience some of the best exhibitions funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Mid-America Arts Alliance was founded in 1972 and is the oldest regional nonprofit arts organization in the United States. For more information, visit www.maaa.org or www.nehontheroad.org

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