Civil War speaker series at Wolcott House MuseumWritten by Sarah Ottney | Managing Editor | email@example.com
A Civil War speaker series, presented by the Wolcott House Museum Complex and Maumee Valley Historical Society, will take place on Tuesdays through April 12.
“People will get an understanding of how the Civil War affected their local community and Ohio,” said volunteer coordinator Sandy Miller. “New York sent the most volunteers, but Ohio was next, so many people living in this area probably had an ancestor who served or died in the war.”
Each session of “Ohio and the Civil War: A Workshop Series for Educators and Enthusiasts” will be held in the church building at the Wolcott House Museum Complex, 1035 River Road, Maumee, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Cost per session is $6, which includes materials and light refreshments. Cost is $5 for historical society members and free for historical society volunteers.
The series, which is geared toward teachers but open to the public, started March 1. The sessions will lead up to a new exhibit containing local Civil War artifacts to be displayed at the Wolcott House Museum from April through November, Miller said.
The next session, “Local History Heroes: Ohioans and the Civil War” will be hosted by Fred Folger, retired teacher and local historian, on March 15.
On March 22, “Hell and the Homefront” will be hosted by John Swearingen Jr. of the Fulton County Historical Society.
On March 29, “Rutherford B. Hayes and the Civil War” will be hosted by Thomas Culbertson of the Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont.
There will be no speaker on April 5 due to school spring breaks.
On April 12, the Maumee Valley Historical Society will present “Marking the War’s Sesquicentennial,” consisting of commemoration activities and educational resources to help teach Civil War history. The session will also include a tour of the Wolcott House Museum Complex and a visit to the new Civil War exhibit.
For more information, visit www.wolcotthouse.org or call Darlene Limmer at (419) 666-6632.