Owensboro to Host Civil War Rememberance Weekend

Several events are scheduled to commemorate the Civil War in Owensboro.

The city will remember the conflict that tore our country apart. 

The Owensboro Symphony is presenting Owensboro Remembers: The Civil War. Three days of presentations, reenactments, and movies will be held throughout the city. Organizers say the purpose is not to celebrate the war, but to remember it.

Event Schedule

February 6th
•“Lincoln’s Advocate: The Life of Judge Joseph Holt” author Susan Dyer, book signing  – Daviess County Public Library – 6pm

“Civil War Reenactors: Political Issues Expressed
Through Dress” Dr. Kimberly A. Miller-Spillman – Brescia University Campus – 7:30 with reception

February 7th
•Civil War exhibits, cannon and crew, special guests President Lincoln, President Davis and Frederick Douglass– RiverPark Center – 9:00 am to 12 noon

•Program on Civil War Quilts by Nell Jordan.  Daviess County Public Library – 10 am

•“Pharoh’s Army” A True Story of the Civil War, filmed in Eastern Mountains of KY – Daviess County Public Library –12:00 noon

•Mini exhibits spotlighting local and area events occurring during the Civil War era - Owensboro Museum of Fine Art – 10 am

•”Topographical Engineers/Civil War Mapmakers: Planning Fort Breckenridge for Owensboro” Owensboro Museum of Science and History – 8am to 1 pm 

KY Mobile History Lab, civil war displays – Owensboro Museum of Science and History – 10am – 5pm

•Period-dressed dramatic presentation from original Civil war era letters, photography exhibit and reception - Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts – 6 pm to 8pm

•Reenactor exhibits and discussions with movie – “Gods and Generals” - RiverPark Center – 8:15

February 8th
•School of the Solider: Ages 5 to 12,– Re-enactor Dennis Hutchinson will discuss the daily life of the Civil War solider, demonstrate and teach willing participate drills and commands, and display uniforms and artifacts during this ongoing program.  – Daviess County Public Library – 10 am to 2 pm

•”Topographical Engineers/Civil War Mapmakers: Planning Fort Breckenridge for Owensboro” Owensboro Museum of Science and History – 10am to 2 pm

•Ladies Luncheon, period dress encouraged, music and a presentation on the lives of Owensboro/Daviess county women during the Civil War by Aloma Dew from KY Humanities Council – Campbell Club – 12 – 2

•Reenactor exhibits and discussions with movie –“Gettysburg” Summer 1863. RiverPark Center – 2:30

•The Kentucky premiere of “Two Brothers”: Special guest Harry Anderson and local actor Todd Reynolds -  American History Comes Alive Through Music, with music from “Lincoln”- Owensboro Symphony Orchestra – 7:30 PM

February 9th
•”Lincoln Day” at the National Park Service’s Lincoln Boyhood Home in Spencer County, Indiana.

February 6th- 8th
•Period Displays, Virtual gallery, quilt displays, children’s activities, scavenger hunt – Daviess County Public Library

•Mobile History Lab  – Civil War and exhibits – Owensboro Museum of Science & History

•Historical event displays, plus photography exhibition of the Battle of Sacramento – Owensboro Museum of Fine Art


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