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Common People in Uncommon Times, Members Only Opening Reception

FREE for Museum Center members only

Wine and light refreshment provided. 

Common People in Uncommon Times: The Civil War Experience in Tennessee is a traveling exhibit organized by the Tennessee State Museum in commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. 

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Tennessee was a focal point of the Civil War. Geographically centered between the Grain Belt of the Mid-West and the Cotton Belt of the Deep South, Tennessee was destined to be the major battlefield, supply center, transportation hub, and invasion route for both Union and Confederate armies. The war disrupted and impacted the people of Tennessee in ways that are almost unimaginable. This exhibition focuses on individual Tennesseans and will highlight the personal stories of common people surviving in the most trying and sometimes most jubilant of times.