Ramsey County Library will be closed on Thursday, November 23.

More Civil War Programs

Bloody September 1862
Maplewood Historical Society
Tuesday, September 11, 7 p.m.
RCL- Maplewood

Maplewood historian Jeffrey Williams talks about the role played by Minnesotans in turning the tide of the Civil War in 1862.

Minnesota’s Other Civil War: the Dakota Conflict of 1862
Stephen Osman
Wednesday, September 26, 7 p.m.
RCL – Maplewood

Stephen Osman talks about the Dakota War of 1862, which was the single most important military event in Minnesota's 154 year history.  In six terrible weeks, more Minnesotans died in this episode than in all other Civil War battles combined.  How should we remember these tragic events of 150 years ago?

Maplewood Film on Friday
Friday, October 5, 10:15 a.m.
RCL- Maplewood

What happened when white abolitionists and black soldiers fought shoulder-to-shoulder to save the Union?  Join us for a special showing of an Oscar-winning film starring Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman and Matthew Broderick.

B is for Battle: Civil War
Dave Geister
Tuesday, October 9,  6:30
RCL – New Brighton Library

Audience members are invited to join in, as writer/illustrator Geister acts out the Civil War through drawings and poems.

Civil War Soldier Re-enactment
Ken Martens
Thursday, October 18, 6 p.m.

RCL – North St. Paul

Saturday, October 20, 2 p.m.
RCL – Mounds View

Noted Civil War re-enactor Martens shows how the ordinary soldier from the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry lived and fought. Come see his complete uniform, kit and weaponry. Come to one performance or both!

Minnesota and the Civil War
Stephen Osman
Wednesday, October 24, 6 p.m.
RCL- White Bear Lake

The last surviving Civil War survivor was a Minnesotan.  See photos and hear stories of the heroic part our soldiers played in the War Between the States.

These programs are presented with the aid of Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.