Presentation on Civil War project scheduled at Cape River Heritage Museum | Community Spirit
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Southeast Missouri State University and Ellen Ryan, digital project manager at Kent Library, will talk on Saturday, May 19 at 2 p.m. about a grant-funded project currently underway to identify and digitize original documents and photographs from the Civil War period.
The presentation will be at the Cape River Heritage Museum at 538 Independence Street. The project, "Confluence and Crossroads: The Civil War in the American Heartland" is a collaborative effort between Kent Library’s Special Collections, the Center for Regional History and the Department of History at Southeast Missouri State University, the Cape Girardeau County Archive Center, and the Special Collections Research Center at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
The project is being funded by a digital imaging grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library and Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.
The survey area includes the following counties in Missouri:
- Ste. Genevieve
- St. Francois
- Cape Girardeau
- New Madrid
It also includes the following counties in Illinois:
If you have items that you would like to contribute to the project, bring them along, and we can scan them on-site after the talk.
For more information please contact the River Heritage Museum at 573-334-0405.
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