Civil War Eyewitnesses
Thursday, 16 April
Maplewood Public Library
Join Dennis Northcott, associate archivist at the Missouri History Museum's Library and Research Center, for a look at the Civil War through the eyes of those who witnessed it first hand. Dennis will tell stories of the battlefield and the home front derived from letters, diaries, and other documents from the museum's collection. Free and open to all.
Moving Targets: The Challenge of Mapping America's Rivers
Saturday, 18 April
UMSL-St. Louis, in the Jefferson Library building
Sean Visintainer, curator of the Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library, will describe the difficulties early mapmakers faced as they attempted to understand the geography of the new country. Sean has access to many rare original maps that he will display and discuss during his talk.
Pre-registration is suggested for this talk, which costs $10 for Mercantile Library members and $12 for non-members. Call 314-516-7248 to register or for more information.