The Phil Sheridan Civil War lecture series, a Civil War Round Table, which operates under the umbrella of the Perry County Historical Society, provides a monthly lecture and historical discussion. The presentations, features various topics. The vast majority of the lectures concentrate on events that contributed to the outcome of the war, but also include local history and additional topics that have helped to shape American history and culture.
Newly established in 2013, the Phil Sheridan Civil War lecture series, a Civil War Round Table, which operates under the umbrella of the Perry County Historical Society, provides a monthly lecture and historical discussion.
The presentations, offered at no cost, feature on a myriad of various topics. The vast majority of the lectures concentrate on events that contributed to the outcome of the war, but also include local history and additional topics that have helped to shape American history and culture.
The group convenes on the last Saturday of each month at the Somerset Annex of the Perry County District Library. The lectures run from September to May and commence promptly at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments provided by members of the Perry County Historical and Cultural Arts Society. The group receives funding through private donations, fundraisers, and through the Ohio Humanities Council.
Jan. 31, the Phil Sheridan Society proudly presents distinguished professional archeologist, Dr.Jarrod Burks, who will speak on the topic of “Hopewell Native American settlements of Pickaway County, Ohio.” Dr. Burks is the past present of the Ohio Archeological Council and currently serves as board president of Heartland Earthworks Conservancy. Dr. Burks employs the use of noninvasive geosurvey technology to map such settlements.
Then on Feb. 28, the society is pleased to announce well known Lincoln presenter and historian, John Cooper, who will lecture on the topic of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Cooper is a highly credentialed presenter with a long list of accolades. His scholarly lectures fascinate all levels of interests.
On March 28, John C. Fazio, noted author and highly respected Civil War historian, will appear in Somerset to lecture on the topic of the Confederate Secret Service and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Fazio will also be selling his book, “Decapitating the Union: Jefferson Davis, Judah Benjamin, and the plot to assassinate Lincoln.” This appearance provides a means for those interested to obtain their own personally autographed copy of this book. The actual release date is March of 2015.
The always interesting, Chris Hart, will be featured April 25 speaking on the topic, “Too Young to Fight VMI Cadets at the Battle of New Market.” Hart is a living history historian at Ohio’s Roscoe Village. This is a bit of an encore appearance for Hart as he previously appeared in Somerset last October and lectured on the topic of “Civil War Ghost Stories.”
On May 30 historian, Dr. Annette Jefferson will present a lecture entitled, “I be Harriet Tubman.” Dr. Jefferson, dressed in period attire, presents a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of the compelling and courageous women in American history, the life, and times of Harriet Tubman. Dr. Jefferson’s lecture told from the perspective of Harriet Tubman, brings to life this remarkable woman.
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