Monday, April 04, 2011

Glencoe and the Civil War

2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War. Glencoe was not yet incorporated when the Civil War broke out, but men who fought for the Union moved here after 1869 and played a role in the village’s history. Join us on Sunday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. as researchers from the Glencoe Historical Society explain the connections between Glencoe and the Civil War. They'll also discuss how the “history detectives” of the Historical Society solved the mystery of two original 1860s letters found in the Glencoe Public Library’s archives regarding Wisconsin soldier Jeremiah Porter and his relationship to Glencoe resident Franklin “Grandpa” Newhall. This is sure to be an thought-provoking program for anyone interested in the Civil War and/or Glencoe's history.