Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Breaking News

June 27, 2013

County historical museum to recognize Civil War anniversary

The Elkhart County Historical Museum will be recognizing the 150th anniversary of the Civil War July 5 with a one-day only event.

Throughout the day the museum will display selected items from the collection of noted topographer Ambrose Bierce. “During the War, Bierce served as a topographical engineer,” said Elkhart County Historical Museum Curator of Education Patrick McGuire. “He created detailed maps, and would later gain notoriety as a writer, but his maps were important for the Union forces.” The maps will be displayed in the Corson Library.

Also during the day at 1 p.m. there will be a half hour presentation by McGuire and former school teacher and Elkhart County Historian Marcia Brenneman. The presentation will cover Indiana’s and Elkhart County’s involvement in the Civil War. After the presentation, there will be a short session for discussion where visitors can share their knowledge of Elkhart County’s contribution in the war.

The Elkhart County Historical Museum fosters appreciation and preservation of local history and culture through exhibits, educational programs and an accessible library and archives. The museum operates as a partnership between the Elkhart County Parks Department and the Elkhart County Historical Society.

The museum’s regular hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. There is no charge for admission, but donations are accepted. For more information, visit http://www.elkhartcountyhistory.org. The museum is located at 304 W. Vistula (Ind. 120) in Bristol.

 

1
Text Only
Breaking News
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
AP Video
Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Poll

There has been discussion at West Goshen Elementary School to require mandatory student uniforms in the future. How do you feel about the prospect of mandatory student uniforms in a public school environment?

I think it’s an excellent idea that is way overdue
I think it’s a bad idea and would be restrictive for students and parents.
     View Results