A Henry County commissioner requested a few months ago that a local Civil War museum remove its Confederate flags.

But without that symbol, the Nash Farm Battlefield and Museum announced that it can’t conduct its mission properly and will close June 1.

In a Facebook post, the museum’s directors cited the request by District 2 Commissioner Dee Clemmons that all Confederate flags be removed from the museum, in addition to the gift shop, “in an effort not to offend anyone.”

“To exclude any Confederate flag would mean the historical value has been taken from our exhibits, and a fair interpretation could not be presented to each guest,” the post read. “Confederate flags were on this hallowed ground, as were the Union flags. To remove either of them would be a dishonor.”

The museum property, which is owned by the county, included a large collection of artifacts and exhibits that were owned by private citizens.

“Henry County in no way asked them to remove their things,” county spokeswoman Melissa Robinson told Channel 2 Action News. “We did not request that. It was a voluntary move to leave the museum.”

May 25, 2017

  • NobodysaysBOO

    Thank YOU for allowing unaltered honest COMMENTS!

    I think that when you erase history it is because you want to repeat the erased parts, and do not want the people to know any better, so LETS ROLL.

    We CAN DEFEAT the alien and minorities in the USA , just a simple civil war should change things fast, in favor of the VAST MAJORITY of US CITIZENS who DEMAND JUSTICE.

  • frankw

    County commissioner “requested” they take the flags down? Why not tell him to pound sand and come back when he has a real reason legal or otherwise for this “request”? Looks like the spirit of rebellion is dead with those people.

  • collette.robert@yahoo.com

    Our history is false and should be erased but these culture wars are promoted by the people who gave us our original false history. Know your enemy. This is not left and right, this is up and down. Where are you? George H.W. Bush led the CIA hit team that killed Kennedy and has run the country with his kosher partners ever since. Israel did 9/11 to start a war between Christians and Muslims both of whom should now kick Israels ass back to biblical times.

  • “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”
    George Orwell 1984

    What we have here is a failure to understand that we are witnessing the systematic dissembling of America and our freedom.

    What we see transpiring around us has not occurred by chance or accident nor is it about what is called the “cycle” of history. The cycle of history is a false rabbit hole so you don’t ask the question: Who influences and controls and uses the cycle of history to rule over others? Think about it. As a past president said “Nothing happens in politics by chance”.
    Best to all and their loved ones in the mad, mad, mad, world.

    Daniel http://www.knowingforyourself.com