Posts belonging to Category 'Sesquicentennial'

The Second in A Series on the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War

This is the second in a series on the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War month by month. It will show the times those folks lived in and the build up to war.
From February 1-23, 1861 the Texas convention votes, 166 to 8 for secession and calls for a popular vote to confirm it. Another [...]

Recalling the Civil War

People living in St. Joseph will hear a lot about the Civil War during the next five years.
For those who don’t remember, the nation began to tear itself apart 150 years ago. Now this community and hundreds of other towns across the nation will be commemorating those events and talking about why it’s still important [...]

Series begins by showing Rome’s place in Civil War

Last week marked the 150th anniversary of the first stages of the Civil War. And just as Confederate troops marched through Georgia, a group of Romans are prepared to march through history.
The Coosa Room of the Rome-Floyd County Library was packed with Civil War enthusiasts Thursday night as they waited to hear history unfold.
Around 100 [...]

Fresh Looks at Familiar History: 150th Anniversary of the Civil War

As far as historical accuracy goes, “The Birth of a Nation” earns a failing grade. The story it tells about the Civil War and the origin of the Ku Klux Klan is so warped a savvy high school student today might suspect it was produced recently by The Onion, as an astonishingly bad joke.
While the [...]

Symposium to mark Lincoln inauguration anniversary

A celebration is planned in Chicago to mark the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration.
The March symposium will include top Lincoln authors and experts and rarely seen original Lincoln and Civil War artifacts from Lincoln’s presidential campaign and his inaugural ball. The program is sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Chicago History [...]

Civil War anniversay celebrated in Appomattox

The War Between the States began 150 years ago. It ended four years later in Appomattox.
A new Confederacy Museum is in the works in Appomattox; it’s just one way the anniversary of the Civil War is helping garner interest in the town.
“In this county alone, in Appomattox Co., 60% of the families had slaves,” said [...]

Secession Sesquicentennial

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the secession of 10 of the 11 states that made up the Confederate States of America. While South Carolina was the first to secede, on Dec. 20, 1860, the other 10 followed through the first half of 1861. This week marks the anniversary of Mississippi, Florida and Alabama’s [...]

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne promises new tourism brand, Civil War commemorations for Louisiana

Louisiana will soon market its offerings to potential visitors under a new brand, and the state will organize public events exploring its participation in the Civil War to commemorate the conflict’s upcoming 150th anniversary, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne said Wednesday to a group of civic and business leaders in Slidell.
Dardenne, the state’s top tourism official, did [...]

Lenoir County kicks off 150th anniversary of the Civil War

Throughout 2011, Lenoir County will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Lucy Marston, director of Lenoir County Tourism, said the county will kickoff the sesquicentennial with a weekend of Civil War speakers, artwork and tours.
The kickoff weekend, which will begin Friday, Jan. 28, will also give local Civil War buffs an opportunity to [...]

Civil War archiving effort coming to Powhatan

In an effort to preserve original material from the Civil War – maps, letters, diaries and pictures – the Civil War 150 Legacy Project, in partnership with the Library of Virginia, is conducting a digital-archiving project.
Teams of archivists are scanning privately-owned materials for inclusion on the websites of both the Library of Virginia and the [...]