Published DatePLYMOUTH — In recognition of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, Pease Public Library will have an exhibit and programming on the Civil War.
— March 26 – April 15 The Civil War 150 exhibit, featuring a five-panel exhibit on the history of the Civil War, will be on display.
Civil War 150 is a national traveling panel exhibition organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with The Library of America. The project, Civil War 150: Exploring the War and Its Meaning through the Words of Those Who Lived It, has been made possible in part through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.
— March 26 7 p.m. Program: Writing the Civil War – Presenter: Rob Velella. Discover the dynamic relationship between America's Civil War and 19th century American literature, with an emphasis on writers from New England. Ultimately, the war transformed American writing. This illustrated talk presents works that both inspire action and reflect on war-time traumas. Several writers will be discussed, including Longfellow, Emerson, and Hawthorne.
— March 28 4-6 p.m. Program: NH Author Mike Pride will talk about his book Our War: Days and Events in the Fight for the Union.
— April 2 6:30 p.m. Music Program: Rally 'Round the Flag: The American Civil War Through Folksong
— April 11 4-6 p.m. Program: NH Author Mark Travis will talk about his book Pliney Fiske: A Civil War Mystery
— April 18, 7 p.m. Music Program: Pat Wictor, lapsteel guitar player, will perform.
Pat Wictor first burst on the folk and acoustic scene as an innovative slide guitarist known for doing fresh and memorable versions of traditional and contemporary songs. He's become a well-regarded singer and songwriter, writing material grounded in the rural country, gospel, and blues traditions of our nation.