Civil War exhibit coming to Haywood County Public Library
On April 12, 1861, the first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter in South Carolina. Now, more than 150 years later, the “War Between the States” still fascinates as one of the most divisive times in American history, and soon the Haywood County Public Library will be sharing part of that history with the public.
Opening June 23 at the main library building in Waynesville is the traveling exhibit “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War.”
The Haywood library is one of only 200 libraries in the country selected to show the exhibit. Adult Services Librarian Kathy Olsen applied to host the exhibit and was thrilled to learn several months ago that her library had made the cut.
“There’s a lot of paperwork that goes into something like this,” she said. “I’m not sure why we got ...