The Tennessee State Library & Archives is sponsoring a pair of activities this month in connection with the kickoff event for the Civil War Sesquicentennial.
The Sesquicentennial will be a series of events held from 2011 to 2015 to commemorate Civil War history. To prepare for the Sesquicentennial, archivists from the State Library & Archives and the Tennessee State Museum have been visiting counties across the state in search of Civil War era artifacts. The archivists have been making digital records of the items Tennesseans have shared with them on those visits.
From now through Nov. 30, some of the digital photographs and digitally-scanned documents collected so far by the archivists will be on display in the lobby of the State Library & Archives building, which is located at 403 Seventh Ave. North across from the Tennessee State Capitol in downtown Nashville. The State Library & Archives is open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Mondays through Sa