[ March 8, 2014; 1:00 pm; ] Ed Bearss (born June 26, 1923), a United States Marine Corps veteran of World War II, is a military historian and author known for his work on the American Civil War and World War II eras and is the most popular tour guide of historic battlefields in the US. He served as Chief Historian of [...]
[ February 17, 2014; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Come to the Urbana University Black Box Theater and see Lincoln meet Harriet Beecher Stowe again after 152 years! Witness the encounter between these two icons of history. Using period costumes, props, and make-up, the audience is transported back in time to the Civil War and the issues that changed a nation are debated.
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[ April 24, 2014 to April 26, 2014. ] Come to historic Georgetown, Ohio April 24-26 for the 18th annual U.S. Grant Celebration. Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the Union Armies during the Civil War and 18th president of the United States was born and raised in Ohio. Explore Grant’s boyhood at three sites: his birthplace, childhood home, and school. The cabin in which [...]
[ February 1, 2014; 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. ] Civil War Saturdays at the Taft Museum of Art
African American Women During the Civil War: They were teachers, dressmakers, nurses, everyday women – yet they made unique contributions to the war effort that impacted the world and changed a nation. Dr. Annette E. Jefferson discusses how such women of African descent, without access to political [...]
[ January 25, 2014; 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. ] Civil War Saturdays at the Taft Museum of Art
An Afternoon with Catherine Coffin and Harriet Beecher Stowe: Catherine Coffin, with her husband Levi, was an important conductor on the Underground Railroad. Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, was the woman President Lincoln referred to as “the little woman who wrote the book that [...]