Civil War Weekend
March 25 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
SATURDAY, Mar 25, 9 AM – 2 PM Speakers and Exhibits
All FREE and everyone is invited. Exhibits Include Civil War Era guns,
Memorabilia, and Children Activities. Speakers are:
• 9 AM: Robert Weeks, Retired SIU-C Professor and Founding member of the Cape Civil
War Roundtable. His topic: “Ride, Forrest, Ride” on the life of Confederate General
Nathan Bedford Forrest.
• 10:15 AM: Tony Fleege, Program Director and Professor Mortuary Science and Funeral
Services, “The Funerals of Lincoln and Jefferson Davis.”
• 11:30 AM: Dr. Larry Peterson, currently serves on the Illinois Community College Board
and was the Sixth President at Shawnee Community College, “Lincoln Visits Richmond”
• 12:45 PM: Darrel Dexter, Southern Illinois Historian and Author, “Stephen A. Douglas’
Forgotten Visit to Jonesboro“
• 11 AM-2PM Lunch is Available: BBQ Sandwiches/Chips/drink for $5 or Hot
Dog/Chips/Drink for $4.