13th ANNUAL CIVIL WAR SYMPOSIUM & SOLDIERS' ENCAMPMENT
"THE MARCH TO WAR"
Where: Cantigny First Division Museum, Wheaton, IL
When: Saturday-Sunday, October 2-3, 2010: Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Who: Co-sponsored by the National Archives at Chicago and the Cantigny First Division Foundation
In recognition of the Civil War's 150th anniversary, join distinguished Civil War historians, re-enactors, and teachers at the First Division Museum in Wheaton, IL on Saturday, October 2, 2010 for a day-long Symposium and Soldiers' Encampment focusing on the coming of the Civil War.
Bruce Levine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Slavery as a Cause of the Civil War
Russell McClintock, St. John's High School, The War Begins: Lincoln and Fort Sumter
William K. Scarborough, University of Southern Mississippi, Propagandists for Secession: Edmund Ruffin of Virginia and Robert Barnwell Rhett of South Carolina
Joan Waugh, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Ulysses S. Grant Before the War: The Long Road to Command
During lunch, chat with fellow Symposium participants, meet Abraham Lincoln and Harriet Tubman, tour the Soldier's Encampment and the outstanding museum and grounds at Cantigny. Fun, educational crafts and activities for children and adults alike will be available. Books relating to the Symposium topics and the Civil War in general will
be available for purchase.
The Soldiers' Encampment and outdoor activities are free to the public and continue through Sunday, October 3, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Visit the First Division Museum web site at: http://www.firstdivisionmuseum.org/.
Cost to attend the Symposium presentations is $40.00 for the general public, $20.00 for teachers and Round Table members, and $10.00 for senior citizens (60+), students with a valid ID, veterans, and active-duty military. On-site registration begins at 8:30 AM on the day of the event. Teachers can earn CPDU's through the First Division Museum for attending this event.
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