Discovering the Civil War / Emancipation Proclamation Exhibition Sponsors' Sneak Preview.

Discovering the Civil War / Emancipation Proclamation Exhibition Sponsors' Sneak Preview.
All images are courtesy of Bev Moser. Copyright 2013 Tennessee State Museum
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(L to R) National Archives Board Members Honey Alexander and Bitsy Folger with Museum Commission Chairman Victor Ashe

(L to R) Exhibition ribbon cutting: Museum Executive Director Lois Riggins-Ezzell, TN First Lady Crissy Haslam, Honey Alexander, Museum Commission Chair Victor Ashe and TN Governor Bill Haslam shown on front row. Rep. Johnny Shaw, Senator Bo Watson and National Archives Foundation Director Jim Gardiner.

Gloria Houghland and David Ewing view the original Emancipation Proclamation from the National Archives in Washington

Museum Commission Chair Victor Ashe, Governor Bill Haslam and State Museum Foundation Chair Bobby Thomas

(L to R) Museum Foundation Board Members Dianne Neal, Bobby Thomas, Milah Lynn and Clare Armistead cut the commemorative Emancipation Proclamation cake while National Archives Foundation Director Jim Gardiner looks on.

(L to R) First Lady Crissy Haslam with exhibition sponsors Jim & Natalie Haslam of Pilot Travel Centers and Governor Bill Haslam

Pam Koban (left) with Suzanne Petrey

Bruce Bustard, Curator at the National Archives (back row, left) with his colleagues Stefanie Mathew, Director of Development at the National Archives Foundation (front row, right) and Karen Hibbett, National Archives Registrar and Dan Pomeroy, the museum's Director of Collections

Nashville photographer Kris Kristoffersen with his civil war battle re-enactment images

Museum Director Lois Riggins-Ezzell with members of the 13th Regiment U.S. Colored Troops Civil War re-enactors

(L to R) Becky Shearon, Judge Bernice Donald, David Mills, Rep. Ron Travis

(L to R) Museum Commission Chair Victor Ashe, Governor Bill Haslam, Senator Bo Watson, TN House Speaker Beth Harwell

(L to R) Rep. Larry Miller with Evening Sponsor Representative Kenny Blackburn or AT&T Tennessee and Anne Holt

Debbie & Fred Cassetty

(L to R) Memree Phillips, Rich Roberts, Trudy & Will Byrd

Betty Mansfield dressed as Mary Todd Lincoln and John Mansfield in costume as President Abraham Lincoln

Operatic soprano Kallen Esperian of Memphis performs Mickey Newbury's famed medley, "An American Trilogy"

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