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Civil War Commission Lecture Sunday, as Part of Library Celebration

Friday, September 26, 2014

A reminder that the Tompkins County Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission will sponsor the latest in its series of lectures this Sunday, as part of the Tompkins County Public Library’s 150th Anniversary Celebration.

The lecture is part of the opening events for the Library’s hosting of the nationally-travelling exhibit “Lincoln:  the Constitution and the Civil War.”

On Sunday, September 28, at 2 p.m., Elmira College Professor Charlie Mitchell will present the illustrated lecture entitled Re-reading Uncle Tom's Cabin after “Django Unchained” and “Twelve Years a Slave.  The lecture will be held in the Library’s BorgWarner Community Room, 101 E. Green Street, Ithaca.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

The Civil War Commission lecture series is made possible through a gift from the Gannett Foundation.

Also as part of the Library’s ongoing events being held in connection with the exhibit, the Civil War Commission on October 22 at the Library will provide what is expected to be its final dramatic reading of “The Language of War,” an original dramatic reading, authored by County Historian, and Civil War Commission Co-Chair Carol Kammen providing a local perspective on life during the Civil War.  Over the past year, members of the Commission have offered the program in nearly every town in Tompkins County.