The Friends of Michigan History Inc. is pleased to offer another program in its ongoing commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War. Today, Civil War authors and scholars gather at the Michigan Library and Historical Center for a daylong exploration of the “irrepressible conflict.”
Morning and afternoon concurrent sessions cover topics that include General Lee and General Meade at Gettysburg; women in the Civil War; Michigan in the Civil War; and scholarly resources for further study of the conflict. Presenters include:
- Bruce Butgereit, reenactor
- Dr. Marilyn Culpepper, retired professor of American Thought and Language, Michigan State University
- Jack Dempsey, author of Michigan and the Civil War: A Great and Bloody Sacrifice
- David Finney, historian
- Mark Hoffman, author of My Brave Mechanics: The First Michigan Engineers and Their Civil War
- Dr. Roger Rosentreter, professor of history, Michigan State University
- Dr. Morris O. Thomas, professor of geography, Michigan State University
Registration fee: $20 (includes box lunch)
Download the Michigan Civil War Symposium registration form.
For more information please contact Friends president Larry Griffin at Griflar2@aol.com.
The Michigan Library and Historical Center is located at 702 West Kalamazoo Street, Lansing. Visitor parking is on the north side of Kalamazoo Street, two blocks east of M. L. King Jr. Boulevard. Weekend parking is free.