Monthly Civil War discussion group. Meets 2nd Tuesdays, 11:45am-1:15pm. No registration.
**SPECIAL DATE** During the 19th Century, the United States envisioned an orderly expansion into the West: treaties to legitimize settlement, surveys to map the land; then Americans would spread peacefully across it -- all under the guidance and protection of their government. But the California Gold Rush and the war with Mexico changed everything. Americans were now moving west in ever-larger numbers, ahead of their government -- searching for new treasure, clearing land, building towns and cities, starting over. The new settlers brought with them their nation's oldest, and most divisive issue -- slavery -- and the West became a breeding ground for the bloodshed that would eventually engulf the whole country. When war finally came, the result in the West was chaos: hatred consumed entire communities, criminals led armies and no one was safe. The federal government, engaged in a struggle simply to hold the country together, could do nothing to stop it. Learn more about this explosive era in American history with this film (part of a documentary series) by Stephen Ives.
1 hour 25 minutes
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Older Adult Interest | History | Films | Book Clubs & Discussion Groups | Adult Programs |
We're open 9:00AM to 9:00PM
|Mon, Jun 05||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Tue, Jun 06||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Wed, Jun 07||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Thu, Jun 08||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Fri, Jun 09||9:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Jun 10||9:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sun, Jun 11||12:00PM to 5:00PM|