Joan Markel News

McClung Museum’s Civil War Lecture Series Continues March 30

East Tennesseans’ attitude toward slavery during the Civil War era will be the topic of a lecture at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture on Sunday, March 30. McClung Museum Civil War Curator Joan Markel will give the 2:00 p.m. talk. The talk, part of the museum’s fourth annual Civil War Lecture Series, will examine letters, diaries, and newspapers—primary documents recording the thoughts and comments of the people of East Tennessee as they moved toward war.

McClung Museum’s Civil War Lecture Series Starts January 26

The places and people of the Civil War in East Tennessee and beyond is the topic of the fourth annual McClung Museum Civil War Lecture series. The series kicks off on January 26 with “Soldiers’ Stories: Stationed in Knoxville, 1861–1865,” which will examine original letters and sources that speak to the experiences of young men far from home in a time of war. McClung Museum Civil War Curator Joan Markel will deliver the lecture.

Lecture, Signing of New Book Knoxville in the Civil War at UT August 11

Joan Markel, curator of the Civil War history exhibits at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, will give a lecture about her new book Knoxville in the Civil War on Sunday, August 11. The book includes more than 200 photographs, maps, and ephemera exploring the people and sites of Knoxville during this troubled time.

Markel to Discuss Knoxville Civil War Archaeology at Science Forum

Archaeologists from the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture have recently explored two local Civil War sites. Joan Markel, curator of Civil War exhibits at the museum, will discuss the exploration and their findings Friday at the final UT Science Forum of the semester. The presentation begins at noon on in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena. Attendees can bring lunch or purchase it at the arena.