Friday, July 17, 2015

ILLINOIS PRISON CAMPS

DECATUR - The Macon County History Museum is inviting central Illinois residents to attend a special presentation on Illinois prison camps during the Civil War on July 18.

Museum officials say the presentation, titled "A Look at Civil War Camps: Illinois Prison Camps," will feature guest speaker Don Chamberlain. During the presentation, Chamberlain will discuss stories and artifacts from Civil War prison camps in Illinois, which help to understand prison camp life during that era.

The presentation will begin at 1:30 p.m. at 5580 North Folk Road in Decatur. Admission is set at $2 per person. For more information, call (217) 422-4919.

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