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State Library and Archives Exhibits Go on the Road
(Published: February 6, 2013)

Visitors to Collierville’s public library can learn about some of the state’s most horrific natural and human-caused disasters from an exhibit on loan from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

The “Disasters in Tennessee” exhibit will be on display at the Lucius E. and Elsie C. Burch, Jr. Library, 501 Poplar View Parkway in Collierville, through the end of February.

The free exhibit chronicles major natural disasters such as the New Madrid earthquake of 1811, the blizzard of 1951, as well as train wrecks, disease outbreaks and the sinking of the Sultana steamboat in the Mississippi River near Memphis.

The library is open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

Gibson County High School also has an exhibit on loan from the State Library and Archives concerning the women’s suffrage movement’s history