Wednesday, September 30, 2015

CIVIL WAR TECH

A new educational program aimed at elementary school students will explore the technology of the Civil War era.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield kicks off the series this weekend. The first "Civil War Tech" event on Saturday will focus on how bugles and drums were used to signal troops in battle.

Other sessions in the series are planned on photography, railroads, submarines, surveillance balloons and hospitals. The program will take place once a month on Saturday mornings. The schedule and ticket information are available on the museum's website.

The Lincoln museum celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. AT&T Inc. is supporting the "Civil War Tech" program.

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