March Civil War speakers at Monroe County Historical Museum

On Sunday, March 11, 2012 the Monroe County Historical Museum will launch the  special ongoing program One Book, One Community of Monroe County. Featured speakers at the inaugural event are Karin Risko and David Ingall, co-authors of Glory, Valor & Sacrifice:  Michigan Sites Significant to the Civil War, a comprehensive Michigan history travel guide featuring over 200 sites related to the Civil War such as historic homes, monuments, markers, museum exhibits, graves and forts.  The guide also identifies sites of interest relating to abolition and the Underground Railroad.

Monroe’s own Steve Alexander, portraying General George Armstrong Custer, will discuss the romantic relationship that developed during the Civil War between him and local lass Elizabeth ” Libby” Bacon who became his wife.

The General will lead a narrated tour of the museum following his presentation. Local Monroe band Fiddlesix, comprised of the Mohn family, will bring the 19th century to life with their performance of period music.

Light refreshments will be served. The museum is located at 126 S. Monroe St. in downtown Monroe, Michigan.

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