The Civil War series that we host with our friends and neighbors from James A. Garfield National Historic Site has returned! This month, Ranger Allison Powell (with help from Ranger Joan Kapsch) uses the biographies of John Washington and Wallace Turnage to discuss common attributes in the stories of the enslaved who escaped to freedom.

Our Civil War series continues next month at noon on Wednesday, June 9. The rangers will discuss the controversial trial of convicted traitor Lambdin P. Milligan, which involved none other than the man who would be president, James A. Garfield. The talk will be hosted via Zoom. Registration is required, and you can sign up on our website.

Finally, if you’re interested in Civil War history, several talks in our series can be viewed online in their entirety, including: