Serepta Mildred Jordan was born January 27, 1839 in New Providence, Tennessee. Serepta started to write in a journal around 1857, when she was 18. She continued writing in her journal until 1864, close to the end of the Civil War.
The Museum has received a local archives development grant in the amount of $3,000 for the conservation of Serepta Jordan’s diary. The conservation work will stabilize the diary so this item in our permanent collection can continue to be a helpful primary source about the Civil War. Thank you to the Secretary of State of Tennessee for approving the project.
On Thursday, February 9, we had the great honor of formally accepting the grant with a visit and presentation of the award amount with the Secretary of State.
Pictured from left to right: Museum Board Member Solie Fott; City of Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan; Executive Director Jim Zimmer; Curator of Collections Kali Mason; Secretary of State of Tennessee Tre Hargett; Museum Board Member Tommy Bates.