LBL Homeplace to celebrate anniversary of the start of the Civil War
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Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area will be adding a new Civil War themed program in honor of the sesquicentennial or 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War.

The program, “Civil War Comes to The Homeplace,” will be held at The Homeplace, a living history farm on the Tennessee portion of LBL, Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Come visit The Homeplace as the farm goes forward in time to 1862. Learn about 1862 from the Yeoman farm family’s point of view–the area is now under the Union Army control. Then, visit a Confederate encampment and learn how civilian soldiers coped with their new role.

At 1pm, a theater program will be presented by historian Karel Lea Biggs on the civilian experience in middle Tennessee – Happy Thing to be Obscure: Women and Civilians in Occupied Middle Tennessee. Period diary and journal accounts, images, and newspaper paint a picture of life in Tennessee during the Civil War.

“We are excited to offer another Civil War themed program at LBL,” said Cindy Earls, Special Events Coordinator. “This focus on the Civil War experience of everyday farmers allows visitors a chance to see history come to life.”

For the rest of this story, see this week's issue of The Cadiz Record or subscribe to our e-Edition by calling 270-522-6605.
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