Maumee: Local History Forum “The Blow is Struck: A Civil War History Forum”

By cmccune, posted on August 25th, 2011.
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September 24, 2011
10:00 amto4:00 pm

Visit the Wolcott House Museum Complex for a local history forum focusing on Northwest Ohio at the dawn of the Civil War.   Discover Northwest Ohio’s contributions to and experiences during the American Civil War.  Meet local authors, historians and experts on the Civil War.  Enjoy a day with fellow history lovers.

The conference will feature speaker R. Bruce Way, a local author, University of Toledo Professor and host of FM 91’s Morning Edition. This year’s round table discussion is entitled “Beyond Your Family Tree — Writing Your Family History” with J.D. Britton, Larry Michaels, Carol Guzzo and Marilyn Wendler. Other sessions include “Civil Warriors: Petroleum V. Nasby and Thomas Nast” by Tom Culbertson of the Hayes Presidential Center, and breakout sessions for educators, genealogists and history enthusiasts.   Tours of the Wolcott Museum Complex and “Hearts and Hands on the Homefront” exhibit will also be offered.

Details:  Cost: $30 (cost includes refreshments, luncheon, conference materials + contact hours for educators). $25 for MVHS members  Call 419-893-9602 to register or  click here  to download a printable registration form.
Please mail registration forms to Pat Hall at MVHS – 1035 River Road, Maumee, OH 43537.

Location: Wolcott House Museum Complex,  1035 River Road, Maumee Ohio 43537

Sponsor: Maumee Valley Historical Society, The University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library and WGTE Public Media,  Ohio Humanities Council

For more information, please call 419-893-9602 or visit

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