Symposium featuring Dr. David Blight, Dr. Dwight Pitcaithley, Jim Denny and Arnold Schofield. North Independence Branch Saturday, March 26, 2011 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm Free and open to the public, reservations recommended
When Johnny Comes Marching Home When Johnny comes marching home again, Hurrah, Hurrah, We'll give him a hearty welcome then, Hurrah, Hurrah, The men will cheer, the boys will shout, the ladies they will all turn out, And we'll all feel gay when Johnny comes marching home.
Presenting "The American Civil War Research Database"
Want to know if your ancestor fought in the Civil War? A good place to start is with the American Civil War Research Database. You can find this database in the History databases. This resource can be a wealth of information about your Civil War ancestor. Not only can it help you determine who was involved in the Civil War, but it can also help you find out on which side they were fighting.
Barbara Hughes does a powerful portrayal of women of the 1800s. She has graced our classroom as Narcissa Whitman and Ann Everett, but on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, Barbara will tell Laura Bridges’s story. The audience will become entranced by the story of Women in Missouri During the Civil War, and will be able to imagine their own grandparents or great-grandparents going through similar tribulations.
Although there are several notable movies based on the Civil War (such as the Train Robbers, Shenandoah, The Red Badge of Courage, Cold Mountain etc.), none can compete with Robert Maxwell’s Gettysburg (2000) and it’s prequel Gods and Generals (2003).
This year is the beginning of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, and right in the middle of the history of the Civil War in this area is Jesse James. His farm in Excelsior Springs is just a short way from Dearborn, and many other historical sites like Fort Leavenworth and Westport are just a daytrip from here.
Did you get the opportunity to watch Ken Burns' Civil War Documentary on PBS? If not, MCPL has the DVD available for check-out. I’m not much into war, but my interest was piqued after watching this documentary.
Since it's the 150th anniversary of the "Late Unpleasantness", I've been looking at a lot of Civil War books recently. It's amazing that after 150 years, Americans still feel so strongly about the Civil War.
Continuing with the theme from last week's post about the Civil War, it's interesting that, for many, the War began in 1854 and not 1861. There were many bloody and violent skirmishes on the western border of Missouri between Kansas Free Staters and Missouri slaveholders during that time.