Join the Oregon Civil War Sesquicentennial as their volunteers conduct guided tours of the Civil War-related heritage art in downtown Portland. The next one will take place on Sunday, April 6 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. The tour is free of charge and open to the public.Subsequent tours will take place on the following Sundays, April 13 and April 20,2014.

Oregon is home to many heritage pieces connected to the Civil War, reflecting the post-war diaspora that brought almost 20,000 Civil War veterans to our state, where according to co-founder K.C.Piccard, "they set down roots, raised families and through their hard work contributed to the growth and prosperity of our young state." The tour will start at the Lincoln Statue located in the South Park Blocks at "Lincoln Square" between SW Madison and Main and Park Avenue, just north of the Oregon Historical Museum and will continue east to Lownsdale Square. Two tours will take place, each starting at the Lincoln statue at the top of each hour. If it is raining hard, the walking tour will be postponed until the following week.

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or more information, please check out our calendar of events posted on OregonLive.com, contact the Oregon Historical Society about their upcoming Lincoln exhbit at (503) 222-1741 or contact the Oregon Civil War 150th through our website http://oregoncivilwar150commission.com/