The Art of Civil War Commemoration

Thursday, July 13 at 7:00 p.m.

Join the Library as we welcome back historian Laurel Mellien for a presentation on the origins and symbolic meanings of the icons found on both monuments commemorating the Civil War as well as headstones of its soldiers. Laurel will also delve into the history of the government issued military headstones including the numerous Civil War memorials that were placed throughout towns around the country after the war to honor soldiers and military heroes.

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