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Civil War History-to-Go at Lindsey library until Feb. 29, 2021

Displays are for local historians, area grade and high school students, as well as the Lindsey Wilson College community
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By Duane Bonifer
News from Lindsey Wilson Public 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 February 29, 2012, 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 Holloway Drive. The traveling exhibit is on loan from the Kentucky Historical Society.

Each of the six panels of the "museum to go" exhibit focuses on a different theme:
  • "Kentucky's Turning Point: The Civil War"
  • "Should Kentucky Stay or Go?"
  • "The ConfederateInvasion of Kentucky"
  • "Struggling with Slavery"
  • "The Slow End of Slavery"
  • and "Rubbleand 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 displayed 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."

Hours of the Murrell Library: Monday - Thursday, 7:30am-11pmCT. Friday, 7:30am-5:30pmCT. Saturday, 1pm-5pmCT. Sunday 2pm-10pmCT.Note: hours of operation are Central time and will vary during summer and holidays. To contact the Murrell Library: library@lindsey.edu or 270-384-8102. Duane Bonifer, Lindsey Wilson College Public Relations


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Civil War History-to-Go at Lindsey Wilson library



2012-02-15 - 235 Holloway Driver, Columbia, KY - Photo by Duane Bonifer. Lindsey Wilson College.
Lindsey Wilson College Chief Librarian Phil Hanna stands next to the Civil War panels that are on display through February 29, 2012, in the Katie Murrell Library.

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