A team of archivists and conservators will once again return to the region with the goal of digitally preserving Civil War memorabilia.
The Tennessee State Library and Archives is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Digital copies of the archived items will become part of a traveling virtual exhibit called Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee.
Archivists will be in Bradley County at the Museum Center at 5ive Points Tuesday, March 11 from 2 to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, March 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
During those times, local residents are invited to submit original family photographs, documents and other artifacts related to the Civil War.
The archivists will not take possession of these items. Instead, they will take digital photographs or scans of the materials that may be featured in the exhibit. Attendees will receive digital copies of the material, and experts will offer advice on how to preserve the memorabilia.
Thousands of documents and items have already been digitally preserved. Click here to view them by county.
Archivists were in Hamilton County in October. Click here to read the previous story.