Interpretive Workshops to Be Offered at Civil War Sesquicentennial Event

Nov 19, 2010

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As part of the two day Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature kick-off event, the following interpretive workshops are being sponsored by Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Middle Tennessee State University Center for Historic Preservation. The workshops, offering Civil War interpretation from the "Looking Back on Tennessee" project, will take place from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Nov. 12 at Tennessee State University Avon Williams Auditorium. A complimentary shuttle will be available from the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park to the auditorium.

"This is an important project for the Tennessee State Library and Archives," stated Secretary of State Tre Hargett. "The Civil War was a major event in our state's history, so we need to take appropriate steps to make sure these treasures are properly preserved for future generations."

  • Digitizing Civil War Materials: A Project Overview
    The Tennessee State Library and Archives creates digital copies of Civil War memorabilia across Tennessee for the virtual exhibit on TSLA's website. This presentation will provide an overview of this four-year program and how to become involved in the project.

  • Taking Care of Your Civil War Documents, Photographs and Artifacts

Various types of media can be better preserved using appropriate techniques and current digital options. This presentation will discuss the preservation of Civil War memorabilia.

  • Civil War Ancestors: Old Records and New Tricks

TSLA Manuscripts Archivists Darla Brock and Dr. Tom Kanon will cover some of TSLA's little-known treasures, time-honored standards, recent acquisitions, Civil War databases, ongoing staff projects as well as subscription genealogical databases.

To register, please e-mail Patricia Gray at or Lee Curtis at or call (615)741-2159.