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Missouri State Museum curator Julie Kemper creates a display of a silk day dress, made in a style from the 1860's and likely to be worn by a wealthy woman. The museum staff has been working on the last in a series of research projects on the Civil War in Missouri.

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Museum to explore Civil War in Missouri

Unique holdings, such as Jesse James’ handkerchief, Cole Younger’s pistol, battle flags and wooden mortars, will be part of a four-year exhibit “Civil War in Missouri: A House Dividing,” which opens next week.

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