Fall Lecture Series - Civil War Museum Program

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Daily at 12:00 PM until from October 13, 2012 until November 17, 2012

Location: Civil War Museum, 5400 First Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140

Phone: 262-653-4141

Event Description

KENOSHA, WI – The Civil War Museum is offering a Fall Lecture Series, sponsored by the Milwaukee Civil War Roundtable and the Iron Brigade Association.

“The Art of History” 12 p.m. Saturday, October 13. Rob Girardi's presentation highlights his collaborative work with artist Keith Rocco and details the process of telling the story of the events and individual personalities of the Civil War in words and paintings. While at the museum, be sure to visit the exhibit, “Capturing the Past: The Civil War Art of Keith Rocco” in the John M. Antaramian Gallery.

“10 Days in Libya: A Photographic Journey During the Libyan Uprising in the Summer of 2011” 1 p.m. Saturday, October 20. Ronald Larson, Ph.D history student at UW-M and freelance writer, discusses his two-week trip to Libya in 2011. Larson photographed the revolutionary activities in Benghazi, the destruction in Miserata, and the front line between the rebels and Gaddafi's forces. His presentation includes how he got into the country and the people's attitude toward the U.S.

“Minnesota's Other Civil War: The Dakota Conflict of 1862” 1 p.m. Saturday, November 17. Stephen Osman, recently retired senior historian with the Minnesota Historical Society, discusses why the Dakota War of 1862 was the single most important event in Minnesota's history. He explores the causes of the battle as well as the legacy still felt today.

The Fall Lecture Series is free and open to the public.
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