Canton- This November marks 150 years since the election of President Abraham Lincoln. By the time Lincoln assumed office on March 4, 1861 seven states had seceded from the Union and established the Confederate States of America. Commemorating 150 Years since the Civil War is the topic of the Civil War Roundtable on Sunday, September 26th at 2 p.m. at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House, 3 East Main St., Canton. This discussion about the associations plans for the 150th commemoration of that bloody conflict known as the War Between the States is free and open to the public.
The Civil War Roundtable is hosting an open forum where plans that have already been made regarding the 150th commemoration can be shared, new ideas can be brought up and people can get involved. The fact that this war occurred seven score and 10 years ago has done nothing to lessen its impact on the psyche of America (in this context score refers to 20 years, and yes I did have to look that up). While many at the time might have felt that Lincolns election in November of 1860 meant an armed conflict was bound to happen, none could have foretold that such a conflict would become this countrys deadliest war with 620,000 soldiers killed, along with untold civilian casualties.
People of all ages interested in the Civil War and its impact on the North Country are welcome to attend this free Civil War Roundtable program at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House, 3 East Main St., Canton. The program begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 26th, 2010. The St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House is open Tuesday through Saturday noon to 4 p.m., Friday noon to 8 p.m. Admission to the museum is free; admission to the archives is free for members and children, $2.50 for college students, and $5 for the general public. The St. Lawrence County Historical Association is located at 3 E. Main St., Canton. Parking is available in the back of the SLCHA, next to the museums main entrance.
The Civil War Roundtable is a program of the St. Lawrence County Historical Association. For more information, call the SLCHA at 315-386-8133 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. This free program is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Visit the SLCHAs website, www.slcha.org, for more information on St. Lawrence County History.