From the Associated Press A special postmark is being issued this week as part of the re-enactment of the Civil War Battle of Sacramento in western Kentucky. The U.S. Postal Service will offer the postmark starting tomorrow as part of a series of commemorations marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, which raged from […]
Listen to the story: The commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War is now in full swing across the country and two exhibits in Louisville explore Kentucky’s unique position as a Civil War border state. At the Filson Historical Society, there’s a new exhibit called “United We Stand – Divided We Fall.” It […]
Louisville’s Filson Historical Society has opened a new exhibit focusing on the Civil War as it played out in Kentucky and the Ohio Valley region. It’s called “United We Stand—Divided We Fall.” Filson Curator of Special Collections Jim Holmberg says interest is running high as the country marks the Civil War’s 150th anniversary. “You have […]
An exhibit opening this weekend at the Frazier History Museum focuses on how the Civil War fractured many families and communities in Kentucky. It’s called “My Brother, My Enemy.”Curator of Collections Kelly Williams Wilkerson says Kentucky’s position as a so-called “border state” during the war caused some deep political and personal rifts “There’s lots of […]
146 years after it ended, the Civil War’s effects on race, politics, culture and economics in the south are clear. But there’s one tangible remnant of the old south that’s readily and proudly displayed on cars, clothing and, in some areas, over government buildings. The Confederate Battle Flag has been at the center of board […]
When many of us think of Memorial Day, we envision burgers on the grill, sales at the mall, and a long weekend. But Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, started as a day meant to honor those who have died during wartime – and decorate their graves in tribute.