Peninsula: Lecture, “Jesse James – Last Rebel of the Civil War”

By arohmiller, posted on March 23rd, 2015.

[ June 25, 2015; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ]

Mel Maurer will examine the many facets of the violent life of American outlaw Jesse James, placing him in the context of the Civil War, in which he fought with Confederate guerilla leaders in Missouri and its aftermath in which he became the most notorious outlaw in his time and in the history of the [...]

Peninsula: Lecture, “Mr. Lincoln’s Camera Man”

By arohmiller, posted on March 23rd, 2015.

[ May 28, 2015; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ] His photographs of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War have become icons of the early days of photography. Come hear the story from Mathew Brady himself as the world-renowned photographer and chronicler of the American Civil War and the presidency of Abraham Lincoln shares some of his photographs and the stories behind them.

Sponsor: Peninsula Foundation

Location: [...]

Peninsula: Lecture, “The Sultana Disaster”

By arohmiller, posted on March 23rd, 2015.

[ April 23, 2015; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ]

Unlike the Titanic, the worst maritime disaster in U.S. history has never had a movie made about it. Yet some would argue the explosion of the steamboat Sultana on the Mississippi River in 1865 claimed more lives. At least 35 of the casualties were Civil War P.O.Ws from Summit County on their way home. Paul [...]

Peninsula: Play, “The Lincoln-Davis Debate”

By arohmiller, posted on March 23rd, 2015.

[ March 26, 2015; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ]

Join the Peninsula Foundation for a one act play about an unplanned for meeting of Lincoln (Mel Maurer) and Davis (John Fazio) during the Hampton Roads Conference in February, 1865. The two are discovered by a reporter, Franklin Boyd (William F.B. Vodrey) who, in asking them questions, precipitates a debate as to the causes and [...]

Peninsula: Civil War Lecture Series, “Ghost Ballads: Apparitions & Other Paranormal Phenomena”

By arohmiller, posted on May 1st, 2013.

[ October 24, 2013; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] In conjunction with the Ohio Humanities Council, the Peninsula Valley Historic & Education Foundation is proud to announce the presenters for our 2013 Civil War Lecture Series.  The programs will begin at 7:00pm in the auditorium at the G.A.R. Hall Museum and are free to the public.  Light refreshments will be provided.

October’s program is “Ghost [...]