Community members can hear about the various Civil War battles that spanned the Ozarks at a guest lecture at Missouri S&T.
John Bradbury, retired assistant director of the State Historical Society of Missouri, will present “Civil War Across the Ozarks” at 7 p.m. Friday, June 22, on the second floor of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library, located on the Missouri S&T campus. Admission is free, but guests are encouraged to bring a canned good item for the Missouri S&T Student Diversity Initiatives food pantry benefiting all students in need of assistance.
The lecture is a part of the library’s Civil War summer exposition taking place through August. An art gallery comprised of approximately 80 Civil War paintings and sketches by Rolla artist Dan Woodward decorate the library’s second floor. The third floor will also house an exhibit featuring artifacts from John Bradbury’s personal collection, items from the Claire V. Mann collection held by S&T Archives, and materials from the State Historical Society of Missouri. Viewings are free and open to the public during regular library hours which are available online at library.mst.edu or by calling 573-341-4008. The art will remain on display through the end of August.
The next event in the summer exposition will be a lecture titled “Did Slavery Cause the Civil War?” This lecture by historian Dr. George Hoemann will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 13.
For more information about the summer series, visit facebook.com/sandtlibrary.