1861: The College, The Community, The War
Thursday, October 20, 2011
CANTON, Mo. -- Culver-Stockton College will mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and its impact on the college, the Canton community and surrounding area Wednesday, Oct. 26 and Thursday, Oc. 27 with 1861: The College, The Community, The War, a two day symposium.
The public is invited to attend the opening of the symposium Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Lewis Street Playhouse in Canton, where a roundtable discussion will be held. The free event begins at 6:45 p.m. with a brief performance by the Culver-Stockton College Brass Ensemble. The discussion begins at 7 p.m., and will include presentations and historical reflections focused on slavery in Missouri, Canton and the college, and Confederate guerillas during the Civil War era.
On Thursday, Oct. 27 select area high school students will take part in an interactive educational experience on the C-SC campus. Beginning at 10 a.m., students will visit a number of stations featuring drills with war re-enactors, lessons in period music and dance, demonstrations of weapons and equipment, and more. Community members are invited to attend and take part in the activities and presentations, which will take place in various locations on the C-SC campus, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Keynote speaker Christopher W. Phillips, professor of history at the University of Cincinnati and author of numerous books and articles, including Missouri's Confederate: Claiborne Fox Jackson and the Creation of Southern Identity in the Border West, will close the symposium with a keynote address. An open house and reception will precede Professor Phillips’ presentation at 6 p.m. in the West Wing of Carl Johann Memorial Library. Professor Phillips’ keynote address will begin at 7 p.m. in Merillat Chapel inside the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center on the Culver-Stockton Campus. Phillips’ presentation will address the key role Missouri played in the war.
This free event is coordinated by the Culver-Stockton College 1861 Symposium Committee with assistance from various community organizations, service groups and volunteers. For more information please contact, Carrie Strobel, director of external campus events at (573) 288-6468 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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