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Civil War 'Museum-to-Go' Display at Katie Murrell Library

Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 [9:57 AM]

Civil War Display February 2012
Chief Librarian Phil Hanna stands next to the Civil War panels that are on display
through Feb. 29 in the Katie Murrell Library.

COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Visitors this month to the Lindsey Wilson College Katie Murrell Library can see and learn how the Civil War affected Kentucky.

Through Feb. 29, a display of six seven-foot panels about Kentucky's role in the Civil War are on display in the lobby area of the Murrell Library, 235 Blue Raider Drive. The traveling exhibit is on loan from the Kentucky Historical Society.

Each of the six panels of the "museum-to-go" exhibit focus on a different theme: "Kentuckyʼs Turning Point: The Civil War"; "Should Kentucky Stay or Go?"; "The Confederate Invasion of Kentucky"; "Struggling with Slavery"; "The Slow End of Slavery"; and "Rubble and Racism."

Kentucky was one of four neutral states during the Civil War, which was fought from 1861-65. As the display illustrates, until the Battle of Perryville was fought in October 1862, Kentucky's allegiance was very much in question.

One of the panels includes a picture of a saber used by Union Col. Frank Wolford, the Adair County resident who captured Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan.

This is the fourth "museum-to-go" that has been display in the Murrell Library.

"We try to get one every year that displays a different aspect of Kentucky history," said Lindsey Wilson Chief Librarian Phil Hanna. "These are helpful not only to college students, but to area grade school and high school students, whom we welcome to campus."

For the hours of the Murrell Lirbary, go to its home page: www.lindsey.edu/library. To contact the Murrell Library: library@lindsey.edu or (270) 384-8102.

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