October 19, 2011
Civil War exhibit to be displayed in Brackett Library
Beginning Oct. 24, the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission’s traveling civil war exhibit will be on display in the Brackett Library at Harding University. The exhibit will be displayed through Oct. 30 and will show viewers what the civil war looked like in Arkansas.
The exhibit is a 7.5-foot wide and 13-foot long panel that displays photos and text portraying the civil war, specifically in Arkansas. It is a timeline of important people and significant places in Arkansas that played a part in the state’s involvement with the war. The text and images were put together by the ACWSC and the Old State House Museum designed and built the structure.
The University found out about the exhibit via an email from the Arkansas Humanities Council. It will be placed on the first floor of the library just past the stairwell.
“We hear a lot about the ‘big’ Civil War battles such as Gettysburg, Antietam and Vicksburg, but the war left no American community untouched,” Circulation Librarian Hannah Wood said. “Arkansas was a state divided, and this exhibit provides a glimpse of the casualties of the war in our state. I am excited that Brackett Library is able to host this exhibit.”