Civil War buffs’ dream is in Duluth

Hollywood has the movie — the Oscar-nominated “Lincoln” — but Duluth has the signature.

Documents that marked the beginning of the Civil War are part of the current exhibit at the Karpeles Manuscript Library in Duluth.

The free exhibit, which runs through April, features the Constitution of the Confederate States of America along with several war declaration documents from the North and South sides. Manuscripts include those penned by Confederate President Jefferson Davis and U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

Karpeles is located in a former church on First Street and Ninth Avenue East and open noon to 4 p.m. every day but Monday.

The exhibit will be followed by more documents from later in the war appearing in May.