oso1 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (1/10/14) - It has been 150 years since the Civil War, but history will not be lost in Owensboro with a weekend commemorating the anniversary entitled, “Owensboro/Daviess County Remembers: The Civil War”, presented by the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra.

“It is amazing to me that in a year's time, we pulled the numbers of people that we did in order to bring this series of events to fruition,” said Dr. Jim Naas, Civil War Historian, during a press conference Thursday.

The focus of the anniversary weekend is to have attendees realize just how much Kentucky’s impact was on the outcome of the war, explained Dr. Naas.

“We forget sometimes how the event helped forge us as a nation and as a community, and the further we get away from it, the more difficult it becomes to remember and remember appropriately,” said Dr. Naas.

Events scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 6 through Saturday, Feb. 8 include:

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb, 6 at the Daviess County Public Library: “Lincoln’s Advocate: The Life of Judge Joseph Holt” lecture and book signing with author Susan Dyer.

7 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Neblett Center: “Frederick Douglass: In His Image” presentation by Michael Crutcher, sponsored by the Owensboro/Daviess County African American Faith Community.

7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Brescia University:  “Civil War Reenactors: Political Issues Expressed Through Dress” presented by Dr. Kimberly A. Miller Spillman.

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Feb. 7 at the RiverPark Center: Civil War exhibits, cannon and crew, and special guests President Lincoln, President Davis, and Frederick Douglass.

9 a.m. Feb. 7 at the Owensboro Museum of Science and History: The Kentucky Historical Society’s History Mobile exhibit will be available for touring with “Torn Within and Threatened Without: Kentuckians and the Civil War Era”.

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 7 at DCPL: Discussion and displays of Civil War quilts with Nell Jordan.

10 a.m. Feb. 7 at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art: Mini -exhibits spotlighting local and area events occurring during the Civil War era, including a photography exhibition.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 7 at the OMSH: “Topographical Engineers/Civil War Mapmakers: Planning Fort Breckenridge for Owensboro” exhibit.

12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at DCPL: ”Pharaoh’s Army” film screening and discussion with director Robby Henson.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art: Public reception and entertainment featuring dramatic readings of Civil War Era letters by actors in period dress.

8:15 p.m. Feb. 7 at the RiverPark Center: Reenactor exhibits and discussions with the movie, “Gods and Generals”.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 8 at the DCPL: “School of the Soldier” with reenactor Dennis Hutchinson, discussing the daily life of the Civil War soldier.

12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Campbell Club: “Ladies Luncheon” with an authentic recreation of a luncheon from the Civil War era.

7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra: The Kentucky premiere of “Two Brothers”. Music from “Lincoln”, exhibits, and reenactors.

Locals will have several chances over this commemoration weekend to realize the impact that Kentucky had on the Civil War. Dr. Naas, ended the ceremony with Thursdays ceremony with a quote by President Abraham Lincoln: “I hope to have God on my side, but I must have Kentucky.”

For more information on the events, go to: www.theOSO.com/OwensboroRemembers.

Taylor Riley
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