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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

CIVIL WAR PROGRAMS AT ST. LOUIS PUBLIC LIBRARY

These programs are free and open to the public. You can park for free on our lot directly behind the Campbell House Museum at 15th & Olive Streets (pick up a parking token at the entrance desks on Locust or Olive Streets). You can no longer park for free on Saturdays in downtown St. Louis—they check the meters!

Saturday, August 10, 2013, 10:30 am-12:00 pm—Great Civil War Battles: Wilson’s Creek. 2nd Floor, Training Room, Central Library. Join us as Tom Pearson discusses the Battle of Wilson’s Creek (southwestern Missouri, 1861). To register or for more info, email us at tpearson@slpl.org.

Sat, Nov 16, 2013, 10:30 AM-Noon-- Squeezing Your Sources: Getting All the Info You Can From Military Service and Pension Records. 2ndFloor, Training Room, Central Library. Join us as Tom Pearson discusses ways to extract all the info you possibly can from compiled military service records and pension records. To register or for more info, email us at tpearson@slpl.org.

Saturday, December 14, 2013, 10:30 am-Noon—Killed by the Cure: Civil War Medicine. Central Library. 2nd Floor, Training Room, Central Library. Join us as Tom Pearson discusses book, manuscript, microfilm, and Internet sources of information on typical illnesses and injuries suffered by Civil War soldiers, and the methods Civil War doctors and nurses employed to try and heal them. To register or for more info, email us at tpearson@slpl.org.

NOTE: I will be giving my presentation, "I Fight Mit Sigel: Researching Your German-American Civil War Ancestors" to the Madison County Genealogical Society on Thursday, 8 August 2013 at 7:00 p.m. This group meets in the basement Community Room at Edwardsville Public Library, 112 South Kansas, Edwardsville, IL. 62025.

This program is co-sponsored by St. Louis Public Library, and is free and open to the public.

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