Welcome to our celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. The Exhibit of Civil War photographs will be on display at the Main Library in Shelby from August 1-29.
Links to Sites on the Civil War
Photography Exhibit from the State Library
Planned in observance of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War (1861-1865), the Department of Cultural Resources and the State Library have organized the Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory: Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit to travel the state from April 1, 2011, through spring 2013 as part of its commemoration (www.nccivilwar150.com). The tour will visit 49 public libraries and the Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras and the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort. Visitors will see well-known Confederate generals, women who served as Confederate spies, re-enactment images of soldiers and battles, and more. The battlefield, homefront, African Americans and women all are 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. Images were gathered from divisions within Cultural Resources, including four document images and ten pictures from the State Archives (www.archives.ncdcr.gov), five images from the N.C. Museum of History (www.nchistorymuseum.com) and five images from Civil War-related State Historic Sites (www.nchistoricsites.org). For information on the tour visit (www.nccivilwar150.com).
Images of the Civil War
Abraham Lincoln with Pinkerton Fort Sumter where the War began.
Surrender at Appomattox Take the high ground
August 1, 2012 6:30 - 8:00 pm Opening Reception Local History Room
August 7, 2012 6:30 - 7:30 pm Movie:UNDERGROUND RAILROAD - THE WILLIAM STILL STORY Plaster Meeting Room
August 18, 2012 10:00am - 12:00 pm Living History Civil War Camp with firing demonstrations
August 21, 2012 6:30 -8:00 pm A Cleveland County Citizen Goes to War - Mark Hughes, Author with book signing Plaster Meeting Room
August 28, 2012 6:30 - 8:00 pm Movie: CIVIL WAR GHOSTS Plaster Meeting Room