[ March 29, 2011; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. March 30, 2011; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. March 31, 2011; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. April 5, 2011; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. April 6, 2011; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. April 7, 2011; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] The Michael J. Collingan History project, in conjunction with Lane Libraries will recognize the 150th anniversary of the civil war with a discussion of Michael Shaara’s The Killer Angels. Learn about American history from this classic novel. Session one will include a book discussion facilitated by Curt Ellison and Robert Meckley of the Colligan Project [...]
[ May 5, 2011; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] The Michael J. Colligan History Project will travel to downtown Hamilton for a special panel discussion moderated by Robert Meckley, history professor at Miami University. A distinguished panel of local historians will offer insights and perspectives: Sam Ashworth, Heritage Hall and Middletown Historical Society; Jim Blount, Butler County Historian; Greg Fugitt, historian, 35th Ohio Infantry [...]
[ April 26, 2011; 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] The Michael J. Colligan History Project presents Jim Blount who will consider the question “Why were so many Civil War battles fought in our national parks?” Learn how a Hamilton veteran was instrumental in creating the first National Battlefield Park during a slow preservation process aided by economic interests. Mr. Blount is the Butler County [...]
Hamilton: Lecture “Writing the Revolution: Albert Taylor Bledsoe and the Confederate Interpretation of the CW”By cmccune, posted on January 26th, 2011.
[ April 13, 2011; 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] The Michael J. Colligan History Project presents Professor Terry A. Barhard, a professor of History at Eastern Illinois University. On the anniversary of the Battle of Ft. Sumter, 1861, discover the “Old Miami” professor who knew Lincoln, was Confederate Assistant Secretary of War, and an architect of the south’s “Lost Cause” ideology. Reception to follow.
[ March 22, 2011; 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] The Michael J. Colligan History Project presents Professor David Bush as he examines Johnson’s Island Military Prison on Sandusky Bay in Lake Erie. Here 10,000 Confederate POWs thought about survival, escape, or assimilation. Bush, an archaeologist explores the life of a POW and the guard. Reception to follow. Dr. Bush is a professor of Anthropology [...]