Portrait of Isaiah F. Everhart in army uniform, ca. 1863,
Everhart Museum Collection

"With bullets singing all around me": Regional Stories of the Civil War
February 4 - July 17, 2011
The American Civil War was a defining moment for a young nation and its people, both free and enslaved. Throughout Northeast Pennsylvania and New York's Southern Tier no one was left untouched by the cataclysmic events of 1861-1865. FY2011 marks the beginning of sesquicentennial observance of this historic period. The Everhart Museum will present "With bullets singing all around me," a multi-disciplinary exhibit focusing on the Civil War's impact on people from the region, particularly the Museum's founder, Dr. Isaiah Fawkes Everhart, who served as a field surgeon with the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Partnering with regional historical societies and private collectors, the Everhart's exhibit will focus on individual stories from both the battlefield and the home front. One of the exhibit's highlights will be items owned and used by Dr. Everhart. Exhibit partners include: The Center for Anti-Slavery Studies (Montrose), Lackawanna Historical Society (Scranton), Lycoming County Historical Society (Williamsport), Susquehanna County Historical Society (Montrose), and Chemung County Historical Society, (Elmira, NY). Partial underwriting for this exhibit is provided by Gertrude Hawk Chocolates, Inc. and Mr. & Mrs. Joseph F. Curtin.

A Path in Dunmore (A May Day),
oil on canvas, ca. 1921,
Everhart Museum Collection, 96.1

Buds, Blooms & Berries: Plants in Science, Culture & Art
August 12 - December 31, 2011
Where would we be if we didn't have plants? Plants are undeniably important to every living creature on Earth. Food, shelter, health, culture and art are all dependent on the use of plants, both in tangible and figurative ways. Buds, Blooms & Berries is a multi-disciplinary exhibit highlighting the Everhart Museum's scientific collections and its historic Twining Herbarium, ethnographic materials depicting plants and trees, and contemporary art reflecting how botanicals impact today's societies and mindset. Plants are an important element of the world's ecosystem, producing oxygen, consuming carbon dioxide, providing nourishment and aesthetic inspiration, as well as function for human and animal shelter and tools around the world. Plants are also some of the earliest living things as represented by fossils in the Museum's permanent collection. Partial underwriting for this exhibit is provided by Gertrude Hawk Chocolates, Inc.