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Civil War 150 is a national traveling panel exhibition organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with The Library of America. The project, Civil War 150: Exploring the U.S. Civil War and Its Meaning through the Words of Those Who Lived It, has been made possible in part through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

The Civil War 150 exhibit will be visting the Iowa City Public Library during April and May, 2013, along with a number of related events.

National Poetry Month event: A reading of the Civil War poetry of Walt Whitman.
Thursday, April 18, 2013 7:00-9:00 p.m. (Early Bird Event)

Celebrating National Poetry Month and honoring the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Reading Aloud Group from the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center will present readings of the Civil War era poetry of Walt Whitman. This event is cosponsored by the Iowa City Public Library and the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center.
View more information about this event on the ICPL Calendar.

Civil War 150 Exhibit Opening Reception: Civil War Diaries & Letters Digitization Project
Thursday, April 25, 2013 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Join us for the Opening Reception of the traveling exhibit "Civil War 150" from the Gilder Leherman Institute of American History. Special guest Greg Prickman, head of Special Collections & University Archives at the UI Library, will give a presentation on the UI Civil War Letters & Diaries Digitization Project, and then take a tour of the exhibit.
View more information about this event on the ICPL Calendar.

Proud of the Name Soldier: The Men and Women of Iowa's Black Civil War Regiment
Monday, April 29, 2013 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Presented by guest speaker Leslie A. Schwalm, Professor of History and African American Studies, University of Iowa.
View more information about this event on the ICPL Calendar.

Civil War 150 film screening: "Lincoln" starring Daniel Day-Lewis
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Nominated for a dozen Oscars, winner of 2, this 2012 film starts Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field. As the Civil War continues to rage,America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. 150 min.
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Civil War 150: Underground Railroad in Johnson County - Recent Research
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Douglas W. Jones, Iowa Freedom Trail Grant Project Manager, State Historic Preservation Office, the State Historical Society of Iowa, will give us an overview of the Underground Rail Road activities in Johnson County and how they tied into the larger underground network.
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Civil War 150 book discussion
Saturday, May 4, 2013 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Join us for a discussion of "The Civil War: A Concise History" by Louis Masur Oxford University Press 2011
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The Civil War in film: a discussion
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 7:00-9:00 p.m.

A discussion of the Civil War in Film, with guest speakers Corey Creekmur, Associate Professor, UI Depts. of English and Cinema & Comparative Literature and Leslie A. Schwalm, UI Professor of History and African American Studies.
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Women in the Civil War: Myths and Realities
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Noon-1:00 p.m.

With guest speaker Jennifer Harbour, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of History, Ashford University.
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Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Mathew Brady and the Civil War: Making Art Out of Mass Death
Thursday, May 9, 2013 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Presented by Ed Folsom, PhD Roy J. Carver Professor of English, University of Iowa
View more information about this event on the ICPL Calendar.

Civil War 150 is a national traveling panel exhibition organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with The Library of America. The project Civil War 150: Exploring the War and It's Meaning Through the Words of Those Who Lived It, has been made possible in part through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor. For more information and resources from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, visit http://www.gilderlehrman.org/civilwar150.