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Gladbrook Public Library brings Civil War history alive September 21 & 22

September 14, 2012
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The Fiery Trial: Iowa and the Civil War, the newest “History on the Move” traveling exhibit from the State Historical Society of Iowa, is coming to the Gladbrook Public Library. The exhibit will be in front of the Gladbrook Public Library, 301 2nd Street, from Friday, September 21, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 22, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is free. This interactive, 32-ft trailer exhibit features a visual timeline of Iowa’s participation in the U. S. Civil War, descriptions of the war experiences of Iowans, the impact the war had on Iowa, and the role Iowa played in Civil Rights. Visitors may use the exhibit’s computer to research Civil War ancestors. Also on display at the museum are the actual records and papers of Captain William Gallagher, 14th Iowa Co. G. The Gladbrook Public Library will also bring Civil War history alive with The Cedar Valley Civil War Roundtables. The Roundtables will be presented Friday, September 21, morning session, 9:00 a.m. to 11:55 a.m., including the topics overseeing the needs of soldiers with Annie Wittenmyer, Iowa Social Reformer & Relief Worker, and a Union Soldier. The Friday afternoon session from 12:05 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., is a repeat of the morning session. On Saturday, September 22, the morning session begins at 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m., with the same agenda as Friday. The Fiery Trial exhibit’s visit is made possible by the Gladbrook Commercial Club, Goos Implement, and the Gladbrook Public Library.


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