Civil War Days at Guyandotte, Oct 30-Nov 17
Visit the Guyandotte Branch Library, featuring CIVIL WAR 150 EXHIBIT. The three-week exhibit will be at the library from Tuesday, Oct. 30, until Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 with an opening reception (with live civil war music by the Garvins) on Tuesday, October 30, 5:30 -7.
At 7 pm local scholar and author, Jack Dickinson will speak on "Guyandotte, 1775 to 1875; a Century of History". Mr. Dickinson will also autograph and sell some of his books: “Gentleman Soldier of Greenbottom, the Life of Gen. Albert G. Jenkins,” “Cooney Ricketts, Child of the Regiment” and his new book, just out “Murder along the Tracks, Violent Deaths along the Norfolk $ Western”.
Guyandotte Civil War Days (www.guyandottecivilwardays) welcomes hundreds of re-enactors to participate in America’s greatest street battle that weekend, Friday, Nov. 2, Sat Nov 3, and Sun Nov. 4, 2012. The Library will be hosting a 3 day used booksale- Friday and Saturday from 9 – 5 and on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 12 – 3.
Civil War 150 is a national 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 Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.
Other activities during this event in our community are:
Civil War Music Program, Tuesday November 13 12:45-1:45
Everyone is invited to a Civil War Music Program along with all fifth graders from Guyandotte. This program is brought to you by father and son duo Keith and Michael Garvin on Tuesday, November 13 12:45 – 1:45 pm.
Ghost Tours, Nov 2nd and 3rd
Friday, Nov 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3, we leave from our library parking lot. The Paranormal Group is conducting ghost tours after dark on (www.GuyandotteGhosts.com) you don’t want to miss this excellent tour!