The nation's Civil War Sesquicentennial begins in April, 2011. On April 12, to mark the start of the four-year commemoration, the University Archives will co-host a lecture at the Evanston Public Library. The speaker is Northwestern's own Laurence Schiller, head fencing coach and Civil War expert, who will speak about the response to the war from the men and women of Evanston, including the faculty and students at Northwestern University.
For more about the lecture at the Evanston Public Library (7-8:15 pm on Tuesday, April 12, 2011), see the attached flier , the Evanston Public Library's events calendar , or contact the Archives (firstname.lastname@example.org  or 847-491-3136)
For a brief summary of Northwestern's role in the Civil War, and a list of related materials in the University Archives, see our Guide to Resources .