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Wednesday, 09 May 2012 19:34

Macon library to house Civil War photography exhibit

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In observance of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources has organized the “Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory: Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit” to travel the state as part of its commemoration. The exhibition will be on display in the meeting room at the Macon County Public Library from now until May 29.

Visitors will see women who served as Confederate spies, well-known Confederate generals and re-enactment images of soldiers and battles.  The battlefield, homefront, African Americans, and women are all reflected in the exhibit.

A notebook accompanying the exhibit will offer sketches of the generals, of African Americans fleeing bondage, a woman whose home became a hospital, and other glimpses of lives from that turbulent time.

www.fontanalib.org/franklin or 828.524.3600.

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