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Sarah Edmonds--Alias Frank Thompson, Union Soldier and Spy

08/05/2013 6:30 pm
08/05/2013 8:30 pm

Sarah Edmonds--Alias Frank Thompson, Union soldier and spy

Sarah Emma Edmonds heard the beat of the drums calling soldiers to join the Union Army. Strongly anti-slavery and disguised as a young boy named Frank Thompson, she joined the Second Michigan Infantry. Judy Gail Krasnow portrays this courageous woman and tells Edmonds' stories of fighting and her adventures as a Union spy.

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The Underground Railroad in Michigan

07/29/2013 6:30 pm
07/29/2013 8:30 pm

The Underground Railroad in Michigan by Carol Mull

Join us in the Carnegie Auditorium on Monday, July 29th, from 6:30-8:30 pm for a book sale and signing with Carol Mull, author of The Underground Railroad in MichiganJacket Coverthe first compre

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Jackson and the Civil War: 1862-1863

06/22/2013 2:00 pm
06/22/2013 4:00 pm

Jackson and the Civil War: 1862-1863

Bill Lowe, Jackson's Civil War historian, will give a presentation with maps and illustrations on the military engagements of Jackson's militia units during the Civil War.  Also included will be the impact of the war on the city of Jackson. Join us in the Carnegie Auditorium on Saturday, June 22nd, from 2-4 pm.

 

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Among the Enemy: A Michigan Soldier's Civil War Journal

05/22/2013 6:30 pm
05/22/2013 8:30 pm

 Join us on Wednesday evening, May 22nd, from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Carnegie Auditorium for a presentation by Mark Hoffman, editor of Among the Enemy: A Michigan Soldier's Civil War Journal. Hoffman, Chief Administrative Officer in the Michigan DNR, is a lifelong student of the Civil War.  He previously wrote the award-winning My Brave Mechanic: The First Michigan Engineers and Their Civil War.

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