Lunchbox Lecture Series - Civil War Museum Program

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Daily at 12:00 PM until from October 12, 2012 until December 14, 2012

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

Phone: 262-653-4141

Event Description

KENOSHA, WI – To help commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, the Civil War Museum presents the Second Friday Lunchbox Lecture Series. This free program is sponsored by the Milwaukee Civil War Roundtable and the Iron Brigade Association. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch to the hour long presentations that begin at 12 p.m.

“Our Only Hope Was to Fight Our Way Out” will be presented by James Heinz on Friday, October 12. In October 1862, Wisconsin's William Barker Cushing was aboard a Union gunboat caught in an ambush on Virginia's Blackwater River. Mr. Heinz describes how Cushing and his crew fought their way out in the only battle of the war in which African Americans are known to have participated on both sides.

“The Brothers' War” will be presented by Dave Oberg on Friday, November 9. The program was developed in partnership with Grayslake Historical Society volunteers, and includes stories and images of Lake County residents who served during the Civil War.

“Investigating the Battlefields” will be presented by Michael Kutzer on Friday, December 14. Twenty years after the war, painters made careful investigations of the battlegrounds to create the most truthful depiction. Mr. Kutzer examines the authenticity of the paintings.

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