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Impressions of the Civil War in the West -- June 8 - August 31, 2018

Exhibit Location and Hours

Open June 8 - August 31, 2018

Located in the Second Floor Gallery of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library (400 W 14th St, Rolla, MO 65401) on the campus of the Missouri University of Science & Technology.

Summer hours vary. Please call (573) 341-4008 or see the library hours calendar for details.

Visitors to the campus should utilize the Havener Center parking lot which is accessible directly via State St. or through lot 13 via Miner Circle. Visitors may also use metered spaces anywhere on campus or street parking.for campus. 

On event evenings the library has reserved some parking space for those who are physically challenged. These spots are in lot F off 14th. If you need special assistance please contact the library. Click here for additional parking information and maps

Calendar of Events

Opening Reception
Friday, June 8
2nd floor of library
6 PM

Featuring remarks by artist Dan Woodward.

"Unleashing the Wolf: General Order No. 11 and Civil War on the Western Border."
Thursday, June 14
2nd floor of library
7 PM

A lecture by Dr. Ann M. Raab, adjunct professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

"Civil War Across the Ozarks"
Friday, June 22
2nd floor of library
7 PM

A lecture by John Bradbury of the State Historical Society of Missouri.

"Did Slavery Cause the Civil War?"
Friday, July 13
2nd floor of library
7 PM

A lecture by Civil War historian George Hoemann.

"The Human Dimension of War: Lessons and Insights of Local Civil War History Taught at the U.S. Army Engineer School"
Friday, July 20
2nd floor of library
7 PM

Civil War military history by Fort Leonard Wood USAES Command historian Florian Waitl.

"Their Eyes Have Seen the Glory: Storytelling"
Friday, July 27
2nd floor of library
7 PM

Carole Shelton, author and retired educator, will entertain audiences through researched and crafted historical first-person portrayals of women.

“The Changing Role of Women during the American Civil War”
Friday, August 3
2nd floor of library
7 PM

A lecture by historical administrator and interpreter Connie Grisier.

Closing Reception
Friday, August 24
2nd floor of library
6 PM

Featuring remarks by artist Dan Woodward.

 

Learn about the Ozarks' Civil War history this summer

View an art gallery of Civil War impression paintings, learn about the Civil War across the Ozarks, and discover the western border skirmishes that dotted Missouri at a series of events held at the Curtis Laws Wilson Library at Missouri University of Science and Technology this summer.

The library will host an opening reception for a summer-long Civil War art display and lecture series at 6 p.m. Friday, June 8, including remarks by local Rolla artist Dan Woodward.

Woodward, a colorist and realist who paints primarily in oils, will have a standing display of approximately 80 paintings available for viewing on the second floor of the library during the summer. Viewings are free and open to the public during regular library hours of 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The art will remain displayed through the end of August.

Other library events taking place at the second-floor exhibit will include:

  • “Unleashing the Wolf: General Order No. 11 and Civil War on the Western Border,” a lecture presented by Dr. Ann Raab, adjunct instructor of classical and ancient studies at the University of Missouri –Kansas City, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14.
  • “Civil War Across the Ozarks,” a lecture by John Bradbury, retired assistant director of the State Historical Society of Missouri, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 22.
  • “Did Slavery Cause the Civil War?,” a lecture by historian Dr. George Hoemann, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 13.
  • Storytelling at 7 p.m. Friday, July 27. Carole Shelton, author and retired educator, will entertain audiences through researched and crafted historical first-person portrayals of women.
  • "The Changing Role of Women during the American Civil War,” a lecture by Connie Grisier, historical administrator and interpreter, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3.

A closing reception will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. Woodward will return to Missouri S&T to provide closing remarks about the art show.