Staff Blogger: Jeanne Mauriocourt, Director of Educational Programs
Lakeside Chautauqua’s 12th Annual Civil War Week will be held from Monday, Aug. 17-Friday, Aug. 21 and includes engaging and informative lectures from notable historians and speakers.
Dana Shoaf, editor of Civil War Times magazine, will deliver three lectures on a variety of topics, including “Pumpkin Slingers & Percussion Caps: Why Was the Civil War So Deadly?,” “Black & White in a Colored World: The Challenge of Selecting Cover for Civil War Times” and “Odyssey of a Field Officer: John Nevin of the 93rd Pennsylvania.”
Additional lectures will feature speakers from Ohio, presenting various topics related to the Civil War, including John Brown, President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, religion and the Civil War, Antietam, John Wilkes Booth, perspectives on the home front and war front and Rutherford B. Hayes.
An off-site program, titled “Freedom’s Friends: Underground Railroad & Abolitionist History Walk,” will be led by representatives of the Oberlin Heritage Center on Friday, Aug. 21.
Also during the week, the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra will perform a program, titled “The Lincoln Portrait,” at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18 in Hoover Auditorium. The program will feature Michael Shirtz as narrator.