Whatever it is or may be about the Civil War, it seems almost any event will attract a crowd. The grand opening of the Polk County History Center’s latest exhibit — “Edge of Wilderness: Polk County in the Civil War” — was no exception.
The exhibit, which opened Friday, Sept. 27, with a mini-concert by the 97th Regimental String Band, was met with exuberance, especially on the part of the many children there with adults. Their shouts of glee echoed throughout the lobby of the History Center as they raced up the stairwells to where the performance would be held, with parents, grandparents and others in tow.
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