Harrisburg, PA – The National Civil War Museum today announced it will be signing a contract with American Mint for a 150th commemorative Civil War product line. An official announcement will take place at a press conference on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 11am at the Museum. American Mint’s one millionth U.S. customer, a Civil War enthusiast, will also be recognized at the press conference.
Kevin Sacher, President of American Mint, stated, "We are thrilled to announce our new line of commemorative collectibles produced in conjunction with the Museum and look forward to our shared commitment of serving our customers together." Baseballs, coins, and knives commemorating various Civil War generals and battles are included in the new product line.
The National Civil War Museum will receive a portion of the sale of these items through American Mint, which is based in nearby Mechanicsburg. “The National Civil War Museum’s partnership with American Mint not only creates a great new product line in honor of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, but it also creates an additional funding stream for our operations,” commented Museum CEO David Patterson.
Some of the products are also available for purchase in the Museum gift shop and have been selling quickly. The various commemorative items can be purchased through American Mint’s mail order service by calling 1-877-807-MINT or at The National Civil War Museum gift shop.
About The National Civil War Museum
Opened in February 2001, The National Civil War Museum is a non-profit educational institution dedicated solely to the American Civil War. It is the largest Civil War museum that addresses the war from both the Northern and Southern perspective, and from both a military and civilian perspective. The Museum protects some of the nation's treasures, including General Robert E. Lee's personal Bible, and more than 24,000 artifacts, documents and photos, worth an estimated $20 million. Effective July 1, 2011, admission to the Museum will be $10.00 for adults, $9.00 for seniors, and $8.00 for students with reduced rates for children and families. The Museum offers complimentary ample parking. For more information, please call 717.260.1861, or visit the Museum’s website at www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org.