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LCPL Bringing HistoryMobile to Louisa

The LCPL is proud to offer the Kentucky Historical Society’s HistoryMobile to our community this summer!

Scholarship meets the graphic novel. That describes “Torn Within and Threatened Without: Kentuckians in the Civil War,” the current exhibit in the HistoryMobile.

The exhibit visually engages visitors. Artifacts allow them to touch the past and interactive components let them step into the historical figures’ shoes, choose what they would do if faced with the same situations and see the consequences of their choices. The entire experience is designed to improve learning and critical thinking skills all while having fun!

*The People of the Exhibit

  • Henry Clay and John J. Crittenden, Kentucky politicians who try to compromise and avoid war over slavery.
  • Ben Buckner, a slave-owning Union officer who fights for the Union but feels betrayed by President Abraham Lincoln, and his own slave, Jim.
  • Henry Lane Stone, a young Kentuckian who is trying to decide which army to join.
  • Elijah Marrs, a slave who is choosing whether to join the Union Army.
  • Ellen Wallace, a slave-owning woman trying to adjust to a changing world.
  • John Marshall Harlan, a Supreme Court Justice ruling on civil rights in the post-war period.

The exhibit will be in the LCPL parking lot on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Stop by and join us for FREE fun for all ages!!!

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