Yours truly had the honor of a second annual appearance at the Benzie Area Historical Society lecture series at the Mills Community House in Benzonia on June 13. Once again, an audience keen on the topic (not necessarily the speake) filled the hall. It was but the second in a lecture series focusing exclusively on the Civil War during a Sesquicentennial year tracking 1863's fateful events, since the Society has a whole slew of other events this year. On the home ground of Bruce Catton, what could be more appropriate? It began on May 24 and runs til December 1.
The next event is a Civil War Era Concert on July 6, followed by a lecture by Prof. Mike Nagle on Michigan's Home Front in the Civil War on July 11 and Bruce Catton Day on August 2.