The Bluegrass Heritage Museum is seeking the public’s help in updating and reissuing a 50-year-old history of the Civil War.
“Civil War Days in Clark County,” a compilation of old newspaper articles, private journal entries, lists of soldiers, etc., was collected and originally published by the late Kathryn Owen, a noted local historian, to commemorate the war’s centennial.
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the war, the museum plans to reissue Owen’s work, along with additional material, including maps, photos, articles and other material that was not available for the original publication, according to museum director Sandy Stults.
In an effort to make the new book as complete as possible, the museum is seeking family journals, letters, photos and other items concerning life in Clark County during the war, as well as experiences of soldiers from Clark County during the war, Stults said.
Anyone with material for possible inclusion in the revised publication should bring it to the museum for scanning, she said.
The museum, 217 S. Main St., is open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
The deadline for submitting material for possible inclusion in the book is Oct. 15. The targeted publication date is spring of 2013.