Wednesday, February 6, 2013 —
Since the beginning of the Civil War (1861-1865) 150 years have passed, but its widespread impact and defining characteristics remain vivid. These can especially be seen in North Carolina as illustrated by the “Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory: Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit” (www.nccivilwar150.com).
The exhibit is presented by the Stanly County Library from Feb. 7-28 and will be displayed at the nearby Stanly County Museum in Albemarle.
“The Civil War occurred when photography was just becoming popular and became the first conflict to be widely recorded in this manner,” N.C. State Historic Sites Division Director Keith Hardison said.
The exhibit is traveling across the state through May 2013, visiting 50 libraries with its showcase of 24 images.
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (www. ncdcr.gov) commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with images gathered from the State Archives, the N.C. Museum of History and State Historic Sites.
A notebook will accompany the exhibit with further information and seeking viewer comments.
Among images in the exhibit is that of a copy of the 13th Amendment sent by President Abraham Lincoln to the states.
Call the Stanly County Library at (704) 986-3765 for more information on the exhibit. Contact the Department of Cultural Resources at (919) 807-7389 for tour information.