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State Archivists to Visit New Johnsonville in Search of Civil War Memorabilia
(Published: June 27, 2013)

Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tennessee State Museum will be in New Johnsonville on July 11 and July 12 to record and digitize Civil War memorabilia owned by local residents for a new exhibit.

Archivists will be at the Johnsonville State Historic Park, 90 Nell Beard Road in New Johnsonville, on July 11 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. and on July 12 from 9 a.m. until noon. During that time, they invite area residents to bring in original photographs, documents and other artifacts related to the Civil War.

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

Individuals may call (615) 741-1883 or e-mail civilwar.tsla@tn.gov to schedule a reservation with the archivists. Res