Civil War 150 - Encountering the Civil War Today


Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

March 28, 2013 at 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Location: Twin Falls Public Library, 201 4th Ave E, Twin Falls

Phone: 208-733-2964 (ext. 109)



Event Description

Presenter - Author and Civil War Re-enactor, Sherri George

Though the Civil War was fought 150 years ago, we encounter its legacy daily. Author and Civil War reenactor Sherri George will demonstrate the war's influence on life in the 21st century, from food to clothing to money. She'll also display the uniforms, accoutrements, and weapons of the Civil War soldier and talk about the soldiers' daily lives, including those in Idaho Territory in the 1860s.

Sherri George has been a Civil War reenactor since the 1990s, and has been a member of the Idaho Civil War Volunteers, the Washington Civil War Association, the Utah Civil War Association, and the Society of Civil War Surgeons. Her writing has been published in Idaho Magazine, the anthology "Hauntings from the Snake River Plain", and various special interest magazines and newsletters. She is currently editing her Civil War novel for publication.

This presentation is a part of TFPL's Civil War 150 Exhibit. Civil War 150 is a national traveling panel exhibition organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with The Library of America. The project, Civil War 150: Exploring the War and Its Meaning through the Words of Those Who Lived It, has been made possible in part through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.
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