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Joan Markel, curator of the Civil War history exhibits at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, will give a lecture about her new book Knoxville in the Civil War on Sunday, August 11.

The 2:00 p.m. event will be in the museum’s auditorium.

Knoxville in the Civil War, part of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America Series, includes more than 200 photographs, maps, and ephemera, which explore the people and sites of Knoxville during this troubled time. Armies, battles, famous generals, partisans and thousands of troops from every state North and South made their mark on the Knoxville landscape, leaving a rich visual history depicted in Markel’s book.

Markel’s lecture, which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, will explore the research that went into the publication and will be followed by a book signing. Copies of the book will be available for sale in the museum shop.

The event is free and open to the public and no reservations are necessary.

The McClung Museum is located at 1327 Circle Park Drive. Museum admission is free, and the museum’s hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. Free two-hour museum parking passes are available from the parking information building at the entrance to Circle Park Drive on weekdays. Parking passes are not needed on the weekends.

For more information about the McClung Museum and its collections and exhibits, visit the website.


Catherine Shteynberg (865-974-6921, cshteynb@utk.edu)

Christina Selk (865-974-2143, cselk@utk.edu)