Libraries to hold gallery talk on Civil War exhibition

The University Libraries will host a "Gallery Walk and Talk" at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in conjunction with the current exhibition "Home Front to Battlefront: Celebrating the Civil War Legacy." The event will be held in the Special Collections Library's Exhibition Hall, 104 Paterno Library. Staff from the Historical Collections and Labor Archives of the Special Collections Library will discuss the creation of the exhibition and its thematic content.

"Home Front to Battlefront: Celebrating the Civil War Legacy" is on display through Oct. 7. This exhibition draws upon a rich array of unique primary source materials, including family letters, diaries, photographic images and much more. It explores themes of slavery and abolitionism, sectionalism, the battlefield experience of the common soldier, health and medical conditions during the war and the construction of cultural memory of the epic conflict. Exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by appointment.

The gallery talk is free and open to the public. For more information, call James Quigel, head of historical collections and labor archives, at 814-863-3181.

Last Updated August 29, 2011