The mission of the Camp Douglas Restoration Foundation is to establish a significant memorial to Camp Douglas, and to provide interpretive and educational opportunities on Camp Douglas, Civil War prison camps, and the contribution of African Americans to the Civil War.

Planned for the restoration is the construction of two prison barracks on the site.

One barracks is to be used as a visitor’s center and a gallery of Camp
Douglas and Civil War prison camps. The second will be devoted to the African American contribution to the Civil War.

Volunteers are needed for:

  • Fund Raising
  • Community Outreach
  • Gallery Design
  • Developing Interpretive and Educational Programs
  • Research


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