to complement the Exhibit Hosted
Join us at Middletown Thrall Library to learn more about the exhibit itself and attend the FREE public programs we are hosting in support of the exhibit from June 22 To August 5, 2005:
at Middletown Thrall Library
from June 22 - August 5, 2005
FREE PUBLIC PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
- Opening Reception - Wednesday, June 29, 7 - 8:30 pm
Keynote Speaker Major David Siry, United States Military Academy, Dept. of History, West Point. Lecture: Lincoln and Liberty: the Evolution of an Idea. Don't miss this lecture and the opportunity to view the exhibit.
- Lincoln in Literature - Wednesday, July 6, 7 - 8:30 pm
Lecture by Chris Godwin, Chair, Orange County Community College, Dept. of English & Foreign Languages. Professor Godwin is a tremendously popular book discussion scholar here at Middletown Thrall Library and the Ramapo Catskill Library System.
- Music of the Civil War and Beyond - Saturday, July 9, 7 - 9 pm
Concert by nationally known performers Molly Mason and Jay Ungar at the PARAMOUNT THEATRE, 17 South Street, Middletown, NY. Get to the Theatre early for the best seats. We reserve the right to limit seating if necessary.
- Civil War Women: Their Roles and Their Legacies - Tuesday, July 12, 7 - 8 pm
Talk by Trish Chambers who last spoke on the "Freedom Quilt" for the Friends of Middletown Thrall Library. She will appear in costume with props.
- The Civil War as Seen through the Eyes of the Children - Sat., July 16, 10:30 - 11:30 am
Bring the children to listen to costumed presenter Yvonne Bigney.
- Glory - Tuesday, July 19, 7 - 9 pm.
A dramatic film account of the Civil War's first all-black regiment, led by a idealistic, privileged, northern white commander, fighting not only the enemy, but also convention and prejudice.
- What Did Our Local Soldiers Think of Abraham Lincoln? - Thurs., July 28, 7 - 8 pm
Captain of the "Orange Blossoms" and well known scholar/Civil War re-enactor Chuck LaRocca will talk about local soldiers views and read from their diaries and letters home, includes slide presentation.
- Civil War Soldiers in Encampment - Saturday, July 30, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Costumed re-enactors from the 124th NYSV regiment will re-create a Civil War environment with materials that would be familiar to a Civil War soldier. The entire family will enjoy listening to these experts and asking questions about life as a Union solider. The encampment location will be outside the library in the adjacent vacant lot or upstairs in the Community Room in the event of extreme bad weather.
- Lincoln, Booth and Ford's Theatre: A Look Back - Tuesday, August 2, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
This presentation takes on the mood of a documentary with a narrator, two performers, and a short video to bring history to life. Enjoy Chris Farlekas, Times-Herald Record columnist, and Ken Tschan, local community actor in this program.
Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation has been organized by the Huntington Library, San Marino, CA and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American history, New York City in co-operation with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. This exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.