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Program--Illinois in the Civil War

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 06:30pm - 07:30pm
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The Princeville Heritage Museum in conjunction with the Lillie M. Evans Library will be presenting the first program in our Lincoln series entitled Illinois in the Civil War on Tuesday, April 8th 6:30pm.  This free program will be held at the Museum.  Tom Emery will start us off with a general overview of the Civil War in Illinois.  Topics include: leading Illinois generals and regiments; home life in Illinois during the Civil War; Civil War prisons in the state; divided North/South sentiments in Illinois; highlights of Illinois troops in major battles; leading non-military figures from Illinois; and notable riots and unrest in Illinois.  This program is suitable for adult and young adult audiences.


The next program in the series will be on April 15th 6:30pm. Brian Fox Ellis will present Black Jack Logan: Civil War General, Senator, King-Maker. Other upcoming programs include a special tea with Mrs. Lincoln on April 22nd 1pm (please call the Museum @ 385-1916 for reservations) and Anti-Slavery Movement in Black & White on April 29th 6:30pm. Two of the programs, Black Jack Logan and the Anti-Slavery Movement in Black & White were provided through a grant from the IHC Road Scholars Speakers Bureau.  Visit the LME Library website at for more information on these programs. 


Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War is a traveling exhibition for libraries and was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.  


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