Lawrence County Exhibit

It’s About You: 150 Years of Life in Lawrence County

Educational reform • public health and safety • labor unions • women’s rights • civil rights

When Lawrence County was formed in 1849, life was much different than today. In this exhibit, we identify changes in lifestyle over the years and touch on some of the major social movements that helped shape our lives. As you explore each era, keep in mind the ease with which we live today!

Each era features a timeline of major national, international and local events, along with various topics to help place life in Lawrence County in perspective. As you explore, keep in mind the ease with which we live today!

  1. Have our basic values changed?
  2. Do we know and remember the original purpose of the social movements?
  3. Where are we headed next?

1849-1899

TIMELINE
Diet
Education
Health
Industrial
Religion
War

1900-1929

TIMELINE
Education
Health
Immigration
Influenza
Prohibition
War
Work

1930-1949

TIMELINE
Education
Health
War

1950-1998

TIMELINE
Civil Rights
Education
Health
War

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