On April 6, a Civil War Symposium sponsored by the Friends of Michigan History, Inc. and the Michigan Historical Center will be held at the Center, 702 West Kalamazoo, Lansing, from 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM. The Schedule is:
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Registration and Refreshments
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM - Welcome – Sandra S. Clark, Michigan Historical Center Director; Welcome - Keith G. Harrison, Friends of Michigan History Inc. Board Member & Michigan Civil War Sesquicentennial History Partners Chair
9:15 AM – 9:20 AM - Sandra Clark - Introduction of Keynote Speaker
9:20AM – 10:20 AM – Keynote Presentation - Dr. Roger Rosentreter, MSU Professor of History
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Early Concurrent Session
Women in the Civil War - Dr. Marilyn Culpepper, Retired MSU Professor of American Thought and Language
Food during the Civil War - Mr. Eric Perkins, Michigan Historical Center Historian
Tools and Resources to Research the Civil War - Mr. Mark Harvey, State Archivist & Mr. Jesse Lasorda, Lansing Historian
Recent Books on the Civil War - Mr. Mark Hoffman, Civil War Author & Michigan Department of Natural Resources Chief Administrative Officer
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM: Concurrent Morning Sessions
The Battle of Gettysburg Revisited - Mr. David Finney, Renowned Civil War Historian & Retired Farmington Hills Teacher
President Lincoln – A Portrait in Time - Mr. Rick Brown, Lincoln Historian
The 102nd United States Colored Troops - Mr. Jerome Peebles, 102nd USCT Historian
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Concurrent Afternoon Sessions
The Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi and the Battle of Gettysburg from a Geographer’s Perspective - Mr. Morris Thomas, MSU Professor of Geography
International Intrigue or "Cotton was not King” - Dr. Tim McLin, LCC History Professor
Women in the Civil War - Mr. Bruce Butgereit, History Remembered, Inc Executive Director & Michigan Civil War Sesquicentennial History Partners Board Member.
The Michigan Cavalry Brigades and Weapons of Mass Destruction - Mr. & Mrs. Gary Christmann, Retired Educators.
The cost is $20.00 per person (includes, registration, box lunch, and free parking). Contact: Keith Harrison, Treasurer, Friends of Michigan History, Inc at [email protected] or by telephone at 517-694-9394.