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Civil War 150th Anniversary Commemorated with 'My Brother, My Enemy' Exhibit

civilwarMUHLENBERG COUNTY, KY (1/4/12) - The Greenville Tourism Commission and the Duncan Center Museum & Art Gallery are pleased to announce that in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War a very special exhibit will be making a stop in Muhlenberg County! The exhibit “My Brother, My Enemy” will be on display at the Duncan Center from January 9th to March 1st and explores Kentucky’s civil war connections.

The War Between the States pitted brother against brother. Nowhere was this more apparent than in the border state of Kentucky— where family lines were often the battle lines. “My Brother, My Enemy” examines how Kentucky’s distinctive physical and political positioning led to deep and lasting divisions among families and friends.

Unlike many other Civil War exhibitions that tend to focus on battlefield chronology, this 15-panel exhibit delves into the heart-wrenching and personal stories of the nationwide conflict that forever severed once close-knit relationships throughout Kentucky.

Featuring more than a dozen artifacts including weapons, cutlery, photographs and jewelry, “My Brother, My Enemy” is an original exhibit produced by the Frazier History Museum in Louisville, Kentucky.

“The war was rough on Kentucky,” explains the exhibit’s curator Kelly Williams Wilkerson. “People literally woke up one morning and were living in enemy territory – Kentucky was treated like a traitor by both sides. No one could be trusted.”

“The Duncan Center is honored to be hosting such a special exhibit” says Duncan Center Director/Curator Shara Snodgrass. Not only will the Duncan Center be bringing the exhibit to the community at large, but it will be an opportunity for Muhlenberg County students to see something special that they would normally not have access to. “We hope to offer county students a chance to see first-hand what it was like to be a Kentuckian during one the most volatile periods in American history.”

The exhibit is sponsored by the Greenville Tourism Commission and the Pogue Automotive Group. Visitors can enjoy the exhibit Monday – Friday from 11:00AM – 4:00PM. Admission is FREE as always. For additional information or to schedule a class trip, contact the Duncan Center at 270-338-2605 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Don’t miss this exciting piece of history in Muhlenberg County!

Beth Newman, GTC Director
Shara Snodgrass, Duncan Center Director
Posted by Amy Hourigan
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