Curator’s Corner

Charles “Chuck” Hill is the GAR Memorial Museum Curator.   His vast experience in curation and preservation of documents includes a variety of historical sites.  At the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum his expertise is much needed.  Our museum has a variety of artifacts and documents, some of which have remained unknown as sources of historical information.  Chuck has grown to expect the unexpected as he works through the collection, documenting and detailing these treasures.

There are in fact documents in the museum that may prove in the future to offer insight for researchers into some minute details of the lives of ordinary soldiers in the Civil War.  From time to time Chuck shares his finds with us.  More will be added to this section as we receive updates.

We hope you’ll come to see our Museum located at 629 South Seventh Street, Springfield IL.