Posts tagged with "Civil War"

Posted by daccurso on 10/10/11

Come join us as we discuss the book, 1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart
“[The] revolution began years before the first guns opened, as a gradual change in the hearts and minds of men and women, until suddenly, in the months before the attack on [Fort] Sumter, this transformation attained irresistible momentum. One person at a time, millions of Americans decided in 1861—as their grandparents had in 1776—that it was worth risking everything, their lives and fortunes, on their country. Not just on its present reality . . . but on a vision of what its future could be and what its past had meant. . . Eighteen sixty-one, like 1776 was—and still is—not just a year, but an idea.”  (From 1861 by Adam Goodheart)
 
Date and time: Wednesday November 2, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Dunton Room
 
Register and pick up book at the Welcome Desk.
 
Be sure to sign up for Letters of the Civil War, November 6, 2–3 p.m. in the Hendrickson Room

Posted by daccurso on 10/24/11

In observance of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, Historical Interpreters Rebecca Tulloch and Phil Lauricella give voice to the words written during the war by the men, women and children of the Blue and Gray. This 60-minute audio/video performance features period-attired Civil War actors dramatically interpreting over 30 original letters from the Civil War accompanied by music, period photographs, and historical-reenactment video footage.
 
Date and time: Sunday, November 6, 2 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 
 
Sign up also for the Civil War Book Discussion of 1861: The Civil War Awakening on Wednesday, November 2, 7:30 p.m.