“Rhode Islanders on the Home Front” CONFERENCE

Save the Date! Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Rhode Island Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration Commission is pleased to announce the "Rhode Islanders on the Home Front" Conference. 

The conference will take place at the Conley Conference Center, 200 Allens Avenue, Providence, RI.
Registration opens at 8:00am; the conference begins at 9:00am.
Please click here for a conference agenda

Registration for the conference is now open. The $40 registration fee includes coffee/pastries and lunch.
Please click here to download a registration form.

The keynote address will be given by Dwight Pitcaithley, former Chief Historian for the National Park Service, History Professor at New Mexico state University.

Noted local historians, authors, and scholars will present topics on three moderated panels:
Rhode Island Home Front
Industry & Innovation, and
Impact of War on the Home Front



Abraham Lincoln and the Fort Adams Trust present
A Tribute to the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln
Friday, April 17, 2015 from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro Street, Newport, RI

To finish the Civil War Sesquicentennial, please join us for a musical-theatrical commemoration in which we honor the valor and devotion of all soldiers who fought in this epic struggle which launched our country into a new era. You will witness scenes from my presidency, including the fateful meeting with my cabinet in September, 1862, when I announced the Emancipation Proclamation, and also the reading of the Gettysburg Address.
You will hear a 46-piece orchestra play period and other music selections including Variations on a Shaker Theme by Aaron Copland, selections from the films Gettysburg and Lincoln by John Williams, and America the Beautiful.
Yours, sincerely,
A. Lincoln

For more information, click here
or contact Fred Zilian (zilianf@aol.com).
For tickets, go to www.janepickens.com.

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