The National Archives at Chicago and the Cantigny First Division Museum are proud to announce the 12th Annual Civil War Symposium on Saturday October 3rd, 2009. The event will be held at the Cantigny First Division Museum in Wheaton Illinois from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This year’s symposium highlights both the 200th anniversary of LinolSymposium speakers include:
Paul Finkleman, Albany Law School: John Brown and the Attack on Harpers Ferry
John F. Marszalek, Mississippi State University: Lincoln and His High Command
Craig L. Symonds, United States Naval Academy: Lincoln and His Admirals
Daniel E. Sutherland, University of Arkansas: Lincoln and the Guerrilla War
During breaks, living History re-enactors portraying soldiers and civilians will interact with Symposium participants. Meet Abraham Lincoln and Harriet Tubman. See a Civil War cannon fire or watch a Civil War surgeon at work. The Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard from the First Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas, will drill. Fun, educational activities for children and adults alike will be available. Outdoor activities are free to the public. Teachers can earn continuing education credits through the First Division Museum.
General Public: $40.00
Teachers/Civil War Round Table Members: $20.00
Students, Senior Citizens (60+), Veterans and Active Duty Military: $10.00
Teachers can earn continuing education credits.
For registration information, see http://www.archives.gov/great-lakes/public/programs/calendar.html or call 773-948-9001.
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