Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Some Upcoming Cincinnati Area Civil War Talks/Exhibits

This is a busy time in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Region for Civil War talks, exhibits and displays. Below is some information I've received and gathered. I thought it would be easiest to put it all in one post. I'll also try to include some of this information on the blog's facebook page.

I listed these in order of when they take place, starting with the soonest.

1. Forever Free: The Constitutionality of the Emancipation Proclomation, part of Northern Kentucky University's Six@Six series, will take place Wednesday September 19  at 6:00 in the Mercantile Library in downtown Cincinnati at 414 Walnut Street.
2. Civil War Songs For Temperance, a public lecture by Dr. Paul D. Sanders will take place on Sunday September 23 from 4-6 pm at the Harriet Beecher Stowe House at 2950 Gilbert Avenue in Cincinnati. Dr. Sanders is a Professor of Music Education in the OSU Network.
3. Cincinnati in the Civil War, Part II, will take place at the main branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. It takes place on Saturdays at 2:00. The first talk is The John Hunt Morgan Trail on September 22, followed by Railroads in Civil War Cincinnati on the 29th, William Haines Lytle - Cincinnati General and Poet on October 6 and Valor with Pick and Shovel: The Black Brigade of Cincinnati on October 20.

4. Divided We Stood will go on display on September 29 at the Behringer-Crawford Museum in Covington It  will explore the confusing state of loyalty in the region, causes of the war, the importance of the region to the war effort and how the war affected the local home front. A symposium will be held on November 3 and 4 and the exhibit will run until February 17, 2013. 

5. A current exhibit which I had mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Cincinnati and the Civil War: The Queen City Responds is at the Cincinnati Museum Center until January 13, 2013. The above link includes information on it and photos of some of the exhibits.

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