Owensboro/Daviess County Remembers: The Civil War

Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War through re-enactors, exhibits, lectures, music and movies.

February 6th-9th, 2014

Thursday, February 6th
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Daviess County Public Library
“Lincoln’s Advocate: The Life of Judge Joseph Holt”  Lecture and book signing with author Susan Dyer.

7:00 p.m.,  Neblett Center, Owensboro
Presenting “Frederick Douglass: In His Image”, by Mr. Michael Crutcher.  A riveting presentation focusing on the oratorical and literary brilliance of one of the greatest Americans of the 19th century.. Sponsored by the Owensboro/Daviess County African American Faith Community

7:30 p.m., Brescia University
“Civil War Reenactors: Political Issues Expressed Through Dress”
Dr. Kimberly A. Miller-Spillman

Friday, February 7th
9 a.m. – Noon, RiverPark Center
Civil War exhibits, cannon and crew, special guests President Lincoln, President Davis and Frederick Douglass

9 a.m., Owensboro Museum of Science and History
The Kentucky Historical Society’s History Mobile exhibit will be parked at the OMSH and available for touring. Their Civil War exhibit “Torn Within and Threatened Without: Kentuckians and the Civil War Era” features eight Kentuckians ranging from the famous to the everyday citizen!

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Daviess County Public Library
Discussion and displays of Civil War quilts with Nell Jordan.
10 a.m., Owensboro Museum of Fine Art
Mini exhibits spotlighting local and area events occurring during the Civil War era include a photography exhibition documenting the 1861 Battle of Sacramento. Interpreting that exhibition will be Civil War exhibits of art and artifacts from local collections. Also showcased is the John Hampden Smith House, a Civil War Era structure featuring period rooms furnished with decorative art from the mid 1800’s.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Owensboro Museum of Science and History
Topographical Engineers/Civil War Mapmakers: Planning Fort Breckenridge for Owensboro”

Noon – 2:30 p.m., Daviess County Public Library
“Pharaoh’s Army” film screening and discussion with director Robby Henson.  A true story of the Civil War filmed in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky

6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Owensboro Museum of Fine Art.
The Civil War: A Kentucky Perspective, an exhibition commemorating local and area events occurring during the Civil War includes photographs documenting a reenactment of the Battle of Sacramento as well as art and artifacts from regional private collections.

A public reception with entertainment will feature the Brescia University Theatre Troupe and the Kentucky Wesleyan College Chamber Singers.

7:15 p.m., RiverPark Center
Reenactor exhibits and discussions with movie – “Gods and Generals” A sweeping epic charting the early years of the Civil War and how campaigns unfolded from Manassas to the Battle of Fredericksburg, this prequel to the film “Gettysburg” explores the motivations of the combatants and examines the lives of those who waited at home.

Saturday, February 8th
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Daviess County Public Library
“School of the Soldier”  Reenactor Dennis Hutchinson will discuss the daily life of the Civil War soldier, demonstrate and teach drills and commands, and display uniforms and artifacts during this ongoing program.  Program suitable for ages 5-12.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Owensboro Museum of Science and History
“Topographical Engineers/Civil War Mapmakers: Planning Fort Breckenridge for Owensboro”

10a.m. – 7 p.m., Owensboro Museum of Science and History
The Kentucky Historical Society’s History Mobile exhibit will be parked at the OMSH and available for touring. Their Civil War exhibit “Torn Within and Threatened Without: Kentuckians and the Civil War Era” features eight Kentuckians ranging from the famous to the everyday citizen!

1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Owensboro Museum of Fine Art
Mini exhibits spotlighting local and area events occurring during the Civil War era include a photography exhibition documenting the 1861 Battle of Sacramento. Interpreting that exhibition will be Civil War exhibits of art and artifacts from local collections. Also showcased is the John Hampden Smith House, a Civil War Era structure featuring period rooms furnished with decorative art from the mid 1800’s.

Noon – 2 p.m., Campbell Club
“Ladies’ Luncheon”  An authentic recreation of a luncheon from the Civil War era at Owensboro’s historic Campbell Club.  Includes period food, music and a presentation on the lives of Owensboro/Daviess County women during the Civil War by Aloma Dew from the Kentucky Humanities Council.  Period dress encouraged. This program was funded in part by the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Tickets are $15, available at The OSO (270)684-0661 or Campbell CLub (270)684-4249.
Menu: Smoked Pork Loin with Cheese Grits and Greens
OR Chicken Stew with Corn, Turnips, and Greens.
Your choice of dessert: Kentucky Sorghum Cake with brown sugar apples
OR Berry Cobbler — both served with Bourbon Ice Cream.
Coffee, tea and appetizers served with both menu choices.

2:30 p.m., RiverPark Center
Reenactor exhibits and discussions with movie –“Gettysburg” Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. Two great armies will clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school.

7:30 p.m., Owensboro Symphony Orchestra,
The world premiere of Two Brothers: Special guest Harry Anderson and local actor Todd Reynolds – American History Comes Alive Through Music, with music from Lincoln Civil War exhibits, reenactors in period dress, President and Mrs. Lincoln, President and Mrs. Davis, and Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Douglass.
Tickets available at RiverPark Center box office (270) 687-2787

Sunday, February 9
“Lincoln Day” at the National Park Service’s Lincoln Boyhood Home in Spencer County, Indiana. (812) 937-4541

February 6th- 8th
•Period Displays, Virtual gallery, quilt displays, children’s activities – Daviess County Public Library

•Mobile History Lab  – Civil War and exhibits – Owensboro Museum of Science & History

•Historical event displays, plus photography exhibition of the Battle of Sacramento – Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

President and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln, President and Mrs. Jefferson Davis and Frederic Douglas re-enactors will attend events throughout the weekend.

 

Sponsors:
City of Owensboro
Daviess County Fiscal Court
Owensboro Daviess County Convention & Visitor Bureau
Brescia University
Danhauer Drugs
African American Faith Community of
Owensboro/Daviess County
McFarland Funeral Home
McLean County Fiscal Court

Owensboro/Daviess County Remembers is a collaboration of Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, RiverPark Center, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Daviess County Public Library, Owensboro Museum of Science and History, NAACP, Owensboro/Daviess County African American Faith Community.