|Traveling Civil War exhibit adds 2 panels about West Tennessee |
|Posted: Friday, February 3, 2012 8:32 pm |
|JACKSON (AP) — A traveling exhibit about the Civil War has been enlarged to include two new panels about West Tennessee. |
The exhibit’s new panels focus on the fight for freedom in West Tennessee, where a groundbreaking contraband camp was established in Grand Junction in November 1862.
The enhanced exhibition will debut at the Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum in Jackson Friday and be on view through March 20.
The exhibition, titled “Free at Last!” first went on display in 2007 and has traveled across the state. It emphasizes the significance of emancipation as a result of the Civil War. West Tennessee offered an important case study of wartime emancipation. Published in The Messenger 2.3.12