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ON DISPLAY — Jade Walsh, assistant exhibits and collections director at Discovery Park of America, reviewed images this morning for the “A Country Divided: Photos from the Civil War” display. It will premiere at DPA’s Military History and Armed Forces Symposium on Friday and will be on display at the museum through May 25. Designed by the collections and exhibits team, it features items from the collection of Jason Pate and consists of several early photography examples depicting soldiers that either lived in or traveled through Obion County and the surrounding Tennessee/Kentucky region during the Civil War. Pate, an award-winning educator currently employed with Obion County Schools, is an avid collector and “caretaker” of Civil War history. Using his nationally published collection, Pate has told, and brought to life, the stories of hundreds of Civil War soldiers from both sides of the war. With a full schedule of events planned, DPA officials have decided to open the local museum at 9 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the Military History and Armed Forces Symposium.

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