Civil War 150

A national program designed to encourage public exploration of the American Civil War.


Wake County Public Libraries is proud to present Civil War 150, a program series commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War. Funded in part by The Library of America and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of History through a grant provided by the National Endowment of Humanities, the project is designed to encourage public exploration of the impact and contested meanings of the American Civil War. The Southeast Regional Library was awarded the grant to develop programming.
 
 Harry L. Watson

Opening Reception
Saturday, November 1, from 2 – 5 p.m.
Southeast Regional Library

2 – 3 p.m. Live Music
2 – 5 p.m. Civil War Reenactors
3 – 4 p.m. Liberty, Slavery & the Coming of the Civil War
Presented by Harry L. Watson, Atlanta Alumni Distinguished Professor of Southern Culture, UNC

​Wake County and the Civil War
Exhibit | November 1 - 30
Cameron Village Regional Library
Curated by Ernest Dollar, Director City of Raleigh Museum Closing Ceremony

Ernest Dollar

​Closing Ceremony
Saturday, November 22, from 2 – 4 p.m.
Southeast Regional Library

2 – 3 p.m. Live Entertainment
3 – 4 p.m. Wake County and the Civil War
Presented by Ernest Dollar, Director City of Raleigh MuseumErnest Dollar, Director City of Raleigh Museum

We will offer programs at our regional libraries on a variety of topics ranging from Civil War genealogy, to life on the homefront, and great books about the Civil War. Visit our events calendar to learn more.
 

 
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