Fairfield – This year marks 150 years since the beginning of the U.S. Civil War. In commemoration of this important turning point in the United States, Camp Floyd State Park is hosting an exhibit from the American Numismatic Association Money Museum entitled Money of the U. S. Civil War. The exhibit will run from February 14th to the 28th, from 9 am to 5 pm, everyday except Sundays.
Money of the U.S. Civil War features different types of emergency money such as demand notes and “greenbacks,” encased postage stamps, fractional currency and Civil War tokens, plus the first U.S. coin to feature the motto “In God We Trust.” In addition, the exhibit explores the use of war bonds, the basis for modern war financing, which were first used by the Union, and later by the Confederacy, to help finance Civil War debt. Money of the U.S. Civil War is included with museum admission of $2 per person, or $6 per family.
Camp Floyd was established in 1858 to quell a Mormon rebellion, which never took place. Soldiers were stationed here until they were recalled to the Civil War in 1861. Today, the park and museum tells the story of this historic event.
Camp Floyd State Park is located in the town of Fairfield, 22 miles southwest of Lehi on Highway 73. The park and museum are open Monday – Saturday from 9a.m. to 5p.m. For more information, contact the park at: 801-768-8932.