(October 26, 2011) The battles of 1861 didn't just happen. They were driven not only by the military conditions at the front, but by political considerations at home, both North and South. Join us Tuesday, November 1, at 7:00 pm when Jay Case, Professor of History at Malone University, will present a lively and informative talk about how military and political maneuvers were tied together in the first year of the Civil War.
(October 25, 2011) Celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty with images of the Statue from the Library of Congress. Spend some time traveling around the world and back in time with vintage newsreels and travelogues from the Travel Film Archive. And sit back and enjoy the sounds of yesteryear with free downloadable Halloween radio shows.
(October 19, 2011) From home front to battlefront, and behind enemy lines, North and South, the role of women in the Civil War was varied and important. This Tuesday, October 25, at 7:00 pm, Leslie Heaphy, Associate Professor of History at Kent State University, Stark Campus, examines these varied roles: slave, housewife, soldier, spy, and more, in a lively and informative talk.
(October 19, 2011) It's time to get cracking on this year's Halloween costume and Family Fun magazine, Parenting magazine, and Better Homes and Gardens have instructions for making many different costumes for kids. Looking for something more complex? Martha Stewart and the crafty folks at Instructbales will give you more than enough to think about. Meanwhile, figure out what to do with all those apples with great recipes from Allrecipes and the Foodnetwork.