FEBRUARY 19, 2014

Free Civil War Series at Scottsdale’s Civic Center Library

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Including Abraham Lincoln (in person!), a Civil War Reenactment, gallery exhibitions and more!

The Civil War comes alive during this special series at Scottsdale’s Civic Center Library. From now until April 21 the entire family can attend any number of Civil War programs, exhibits, movies and events – for free! Some of the insightful and entertaining programs include:

Lincoln Exhibit: The Constitution and the Civil War

Come view this exhibit at Civic Center’s Gallery@TheLibrary and learn about Lincoln’s challenges when he was elected - including secession, slavery and civil liberties. (Through March 21, 2014)

Lincoln and the Constitution: Disunion and Dissent, Slavery and Freedom

Brooks D Simpson, ASU Foundation Professor of History and Author will present a fascinating program about American political and military history during this important time period. (Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m.)

Civil War Reenactment of Picacho Pass

Experience this epic battle that took place at Picacho Pass. With cannons, actors in uniform, a Civil War camp, and more! (No live ammunition will be fired.) This is an experience not to miss! (Saturday, March 1 at 11 a.m.)

Born in Battle: Arizona Territory and the Civil War

150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln signed the act creating the Arizona Territory. What prompted him to take these steps even as the nation was torn asunder by the Civil War? John P. Langellier, Ph. D. in military history and author of dozens of books will cover this fascinating topic. (Tuesday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m.)

The Civil War 150 Exhibit

This national traveling exhibition features letters, personal accounts and images tracing major events during the Civil War through the eyes of soldiers, presidents, freedmen and families.
(March 31 – April 21)

All of these programs take place at Scottsdale’s Civic Center Library – 3839 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale 85251.