Civil War Exhibit Highlights Grim Consequences of WarDecember-2-2013
MARTIN, Tenn. – Authentic Civil War photographs, letters, images, and stories are featured in a new exhibit now on display at the University of Tennessee Martin’s J. Houston Gordon Museum. Civil War history comes alive at the Teacher's Discovery Traveling Exhibit on the Civil War which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the war. Housed at UTM’s Paul Meek Library, the exhibit runs from October 1st through Friday, October 25th and includes additional Civil War prints, pictures, and other West Tennessee artifacts culled from the Library’s Corbitt Special Collections. The additional local items will remain on display until Friday, December 20.
In West Tennessee, we live among the remains of the Civil War and seldom acknowledge the sites of horrific battles, the scars on our buildings or the war's impact on the American psyche. For four long and terrible years, the United States was interrupted by a brutal war that helped define American democracy. The grim realities of war are featured in this moving exhibit which will be of interest to all age groups. Sam Richardson, the University Museum’s curator states, “We are excited to be able to bring this exhibit to the West Tennessee area for all to come and commemorate a time in America’s past where our nation’s democracy was tested,” The museum is open 7:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday thru Friday or by special arrangements, call 731-881-7094.
The exhibit, as well as public programing, is partially funded by a grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (in partnership with The Library of America) and is funded by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities
Contact: Samuel Richardson
Paul Meek Library
10 Wayne Fisher Dr.
Martin, TN 38238
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