Monday, February 22, 2010

Tennessee Launches Sesquicentennial Web Site

New Civil War Web site launched for Tennessee
Tuesday, February 2, 2010

NASHVILLE (WATE) - The launch of the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Web site marks the upcoming 150th anniversary of the war.

The full commemoration of the anniversary lasts from 2011 through 2015. The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area developed the site together.Five major features on the Web site provide a comprehensive look at Tennessee's pivotal role in the war.

The History section gives a detailed picture of how the war evolved through Tennessee and altered the lives of residents.

The Timeline explores the many national stories that unfolded because of the state's involvement in the Civil War.

The Trails section provides a map to help plan trips in the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage area. It also highlights the 150 markers on the state's new Civil War Trail.

The Attractions feature gives information about the trails, markers, battlefields, Civil War-related museums and other attractions in Tennessee.

Teaching Tools offers photos, videos, maps, flags and educational links related to the war.
These tools will help with planning visits to Tennessee, plus provide teachers with lesson plans and other tools.

The Web site also has details on a series of five conferences, one each year, sponsored by the commission. Presenters will discuss the battles, events and stories of the war.