Save the Date as the commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial begins in Lowell.
The Lowell Historical Society &
The Moses Greeley Parker Lecture Series Present
Sunday October 3rd at 12 noon
Lowell Memorial Auditorium-Hall of Flags
50 Merrimack St. Lowell MA 01852
Prelude to Civil War
Join author and UMass Lowell professor Michael Pierson as he discusses the tumultuous time when the country careened towards civil war, from the crucial Democratic Convention of April 1860 to the contentious crossing of Massachusetts troops through Washington in April 1861.
Professor Pierson’s most recent book, Mutiny at Fort Jackson: The Untold Story of the Fall of New Orleans, has been honored with the 2010 Albert Castel Book Award for Civil War writing. Copies will be available forsale after the talk. Current and new Lowell Historical Society members receive a 33% discount off the cover price.