Martin County Library System Press Releases

February 15, 2012

Four-part Civil War Series Begins Feb. 24 at Cummings Library

For immediate release:  Feb. 15, 2012

Contact:  Susan Opasik,  Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-2863  


Four-part Civil War Series Begins Feb. 24 at Cummings Library

Josh Liller will present a four-part series of illustrated talks on the Civil War Friday, February 24, April 6, May 25 and June 15 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Donahue Room of the Cummings Library, 2351 S.W. Matheson Road, Palm City.  Funded by the Friends of the Palm City Library, Inc., the programs are free and open to the public.

Josh Liller is a former reference library assistant and lifelong history aficionado.  He currently is working toward an undergraduate degree in history.


February 24:  Causes of The Civil War

The American Civil War began in 1861, but the causes predate Lincoln’s election.  Even before the heated political issues of the 1850s, the roots of the war date back decades—all the way to the formation of the United States.  This presentation will explore the events and people who shaped our country’s history as it became divided by issues such as slavery, sectionalism, and states rights before ultimately exploding into secession and war.

April 6:           Grant and Shiloh

May 25:          McClellan and the Peninsular Campaign

June 15:          The War of 1812

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