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State Archivists to Appear in Carthage in Search of Civil War Memorabilia
(Published: January 19, 2011)

Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tennessee State Museum will be at the Smith County Heritage Museum, 107 Third Avenue East in Carthage, Jan. 26 to record and digitize Civil War memorabilia owned by local residents for a new exhibit.

The archivists will scan or take digital photographs of the materials, some of which will be featured in an upcoming exhibit titled, “Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee.” The archivists will not actually take possession of the items from their owners.

Archivists will be at the Smith County Heritage Museum from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. that day. During that time, they invite area residents to bring in photographs, documents and other artifacts related to the Civil War.

Individuals may call (615) 253-3470 or e-mail civilwar.tsla@tn.gov to schedule a reservation with the archivists. Reservation forms and available times may be fou