Thursday, October 20, 2011

Civil War symposium slated Friday, Saturday

The causes, conduct and consequences of the Civil War will be addressed Friday and Saturday during the second annual Wepner Symposium on the Lincoln Legacy and Contemporary Scholarship.

Admission is free.

A number of scholars will discuss topics during the symposium, which begins Friday at the Public Affairs Center Restaurant at the University of Illinois Springfield. A reception begins at 6 p.m., with the first symposium session at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, sessions meet from 9 a.m. to noon at the Old State Capitol State Historic Site in downtown Springfield, and from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.

The symposium was featured in an October 20, 2011, edition of The State Journal-Register.

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