Lanesborough revisits Civil War

It’s been 150 years since the first shots that started the Civil War were fired, but its history and effects are just as gripping and relevant today.

“The causes of the Civil War are still with us: states’ rights versus federal rights, racism, the role of the president in times of war, violent disagreements between people who are actually related to each other but who hold different values,” said Prudy Barton, a trustee of the Lanesborough Public Library and librarian of Lanesborough Elementary School.

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