Attending the Civil War Reflections events? Then you are encouraged to pre-register!
Pre-registration will be located in the Special Interest Room at the Community Center. Dates and times are as follows; Wednesday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to noon. Thursday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. and on Friday, April 19, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Civil War Encampment ...
The Friends of Boca Grande Community Center will be hosting a Civil War Encampment on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 to kick off their week long Civil War Symposium.
There will be a consortium of Civil War re-enactors living on the Community Center grounds for the weekend.
They will be living as they would have during the time of the Civil War including doing all their cooking and daily life out of doors.
There will be free firing demonstrations for the public to view on Saturday and Sunday around noon.
The Civil War Symposium will be held on Saturday, April, 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call the Friends of Boca Grande Community Center office at 964-2564 for more information.
Monday, April 22
• 10:40 a.m, Jeff Shaara, best-selling author of “Gods and Generals.” Topic: “A Blaze of Glory,” the first book of Shaara’s new Civil War Trilogy.
• 2:40 p.m., Garry Adelman, director of History & Education for the Civil War Trust. Topic: The Nuts and Bolts of Fighting the Civil War.
• 8:05 p.m., Entertainment: Bob Zeller, president, Civil War Photography Center. Topic: The Civil War in 3D.
Tuesday, April 23
• 10:40 a.m., Garry Adelman, director of History & Education for the Civil War Trust. Topic: The Civil War in the East: Then & Now.
• 2:40 p.m., Candice Shy Hooper, independent scholar. Topic: Lincoln & His Generals’ Wives: How Four Women Influenced the Civil War - For Better and for Worse.
• 8:05 p.m., Entertainment – Boca Grande’s Live Poets Society. Topic: The Poetry of the Civil War.
Wednesday, April 24
• 10:40 a.m., Margaret S. Creighton, Bates College professor of History. Topic: Gettysburg's Lost Battle: African Americans and the Campaign of 1863.
• 2:40 p.m., James Alan Marten, Marquette University professor of History. Topic: Growing Up in Wartime: The Children's Civil War.
• 8:05 p.m., Entertainment – The Civil War in Legend and Song. Bill Schustik, modern-day troubadour and co-director. Lisa Arundale, singer & co-director. Featuring the Blue and Grey Balladeers.
Thursday, April 25
• 10:40 a.m., Tera Hunter, Princeton University professor of History and the Center for African American Studies. Topic: Bound as fast in wedlock as a slave can be: African-American marriage, slavery and freedom.
• 2:40 p.m., Steven Woodworth, author and Texas Christian University professor of History. Topic: Jefferson Davis and His Generals.
• 8:05 p.m., Entertainment – Live Theatre reading of “The Rivalry” by Norman Corwin. Featuring Ann Fletcher, John Shaw and Roger Lewis. Directed by Tad Ingram.
Friday, April 25
• 10:40 a.m., Robert Macomber, author. Topic: An overview of the Coastal Civil War in SW Florida.
• 12:30 p.m., luncheon and lecture at The Gasparilla Inn & Club with author, Robert Macomber. Topic: The Great Escape.
Most of the events are currently sold out, but stand-by tickets will be sold on the day of the event.
If available, stand-by tickets are $50. Most lectures will also be simulcast in the Woman’s Club Room. Simulcast tickets may be available for $10 to accommodate the overflow.
Call the Friends office at 964-0827 for additional information.
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