Do you want to learn more about New York’s involvement in the Civil War? You could do the research yourself, or you could attend a special lecture on Saturday, June 1, in Keeseville, NY, and hear from someone who has done the work for you!
New York State Historian Robert Weible will be speaking at the Adirondack Architectural Heritage headquarters in Keeseville on the key role New Yorkers played in major reform movements leading up to the Civil War, including abolitionism, women’s rights, and more.
New York and the Civil War
Weible is chief curator of the current exhibit at the NYS Museum, “The Irrepressible Conflict: The Civil War in New York,” and his presentation highlights themes of that exhibit, which runs through September 22, 2013.
The history of New York’s involvement in the Civil War – the state’s role leading up to war, during the war and Reconstruction – and the lasting impact the war had on New Yorkers – is told through four major themes: The Coming of War, The Battlefield, The Home Front, and Reconstruction and Legacy. The importance of the abolition activities in New York – including the acquisition of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation and Gerrit Smith – will be included.
This program is a NYS Path Through History Weekend event sponsored by the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Society, the Essex County Historical Society, and the Clinton County Historical Association.
Here is all the need-to-know information about the event:
What: New York State Historian Robert Weible will give a lecture on New York’s involvement in the Civil War.
Where: Adirondack Architectural Heritage headquarters–located at 1745 Main St., Keeseville, NY.
When: Saturday, June 1, at 7:00 pm
Price: Free and open to the public.
Reservations are recommended as seating is limited. For reservations: Call 518-834-5180 or write firstname.lastname@example.org.
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