Historium to host Civil War group

Ozark County’s William Mahan was 17 when this tintype of him wearing his Civil War Home Guard uniform was created. Area residents interested in joining a new interest group that will meet for informal discussions about the Civil War in the Ozarks and beyond are invited to an initial gathering at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Historium on the west side of the Gainesville square.

There is news for anyone interested in learning more about the Civil War in the Ozarks and beyond: A new interest group with this focus is now being organized at the Ozark County Historium. The first gathering will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, and all are invited and encouraged to attend. There is no charge for participation, and the coffeepot will be on.  
During the years of its existence, the Historium has hosted and sponsored several Civil War-related events, including a Readers’ Theater, the publication of a book of stories, and speakers with a particular interest in this subject, including a talk earlier this month by Dr. Brooks Blevins, Ozarks historian. These events have been well received by the public, and it is hoped that more knowledge can be gained by forming an informal discussion group to share information and seek answers to questions.
It is possible that, with time, the group may enlarge its scope to cover more than the Civil War, but for starting purposes, the focus of the discussion group will be on the years of internal conflict in the United States.
For more information, call organizer Marc Ramsey at 417-546-7170, or email him at marcusd1949@gmail.com. The Historium is on the west side of the square in Gainesville and is easily handicapped accessible. For more information about the Historium call 417-679-2400 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays.

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