Thursday, November 20, 2014

FARMINGTON WELCOMES THE WAR

Saturday marked the first day for the “A State Divided - The Civil War in Missouri” museum to be open. Located at 3 N. Jefferson St. in Farmington, the exhibit looks at Missouri’s presence in the war that divided a nation.

Hosted by the Farmington Public Library and working in conjunction with the Missouri History Museum and the Missouri Humanities Council, the traveling exhibit will be in town through Jan. 11. The exhibit has been traveling around the state since 2012. It tells the stories of Missourians during the defining conflict of the country.

Although the exhibit is designed to be mobile, it is no small undertaking for the library to supervise. The display divides the war into four major categories: “Introduction and Traditional War,” “Divided Loyalties,” “Slavery in Missouri” and “War of No Quarter.” Part of the exhibit includes the sharing of information regarding local Civil War history.

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