Civil War 'Museum-to-Go' Display at Katie Murrell Library
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 [9:57 AM]
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
"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: email@example.com or (270) 384-8102.