Cantigny Park Civil War Symposium
Cantigny Park is pleased to announce the content of our annual Civil War Symposium.
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The First Division Museum and Cantigny Park are the places to be for Civil War history buffs, educators and curious onlookers the weekend of October 2-3.
More than 100 attendees, primarily history teachers, are expected at the 13th Annual Civil War Symposium on Saturday, October 2, from 9 am to 5 pm. Presentations will include:
Slavery as a Cause of the Civil War Bruce Levine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The War Begins: Lincoln and Fort Sumter Russell McClintock, St. John's High School
Propagandists for Secession: Edmund Ruffin of Virginia and Robert Barnwell Rhett of South Carolina William K. Scarborough, University of Southern Mississippi
Grant Before the War: The Long Road to Command Joan Waugh, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
The one-day symposium is open to the general public. Fees, further information and a downloadable registration form are online at FirstDivisionMuseum.org or interested parties may call 773 948 9001 or e-mail chicago.archives@.... Special rates are available for teachers, students, senior citizens, veterans and active-duty military. Teachers can earn 6.25 continuing education credits for the event.
Civil War “living history” re-enactors portraying soldiers and civilians will camp at Cantigny during the weekend. Abraham Lincoln and Harriet Tubman will perform outside the First Division Museum on October 2, and spectators can witness artillery demonstrations, infantry drills and skirmishes on the Cantigny Parade Field both days. A battlefield surgeon will perform at the camp’s hospital tent (caution: not for the faint of heart!). A full schedule of weekend events is posted online at FirstDivisionMuseum.org.
Outdoor events and activities are free of charge with paid parking ($5 per vehicle). Participation fees apply only to the Civil War Symposium at the First Division Museum
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