Sheridan Library Gets $3,000 Grant to Host Civil War Talks

Sheridan Library Gets $3,000 Grant to Host Civil War Talks

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public library received a $3,000 grant that will allow them to host a five-part discussion series titled “Let's Talk About it: Making Sense of the American Civil War.”

The American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the grant this past summer. According to ALA.org, Sheridan's library is one of 65 nationwide that received grant money allowing them to defray costs in training library personnel at workshops to lead the discussions.

According to a media release from the library, the program will begin in January with once-per-month discussions at the library.

Books will include:
January: "March" by Geraldine Brooks
February: "Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam" by James McPherson
March: "America's War: Talking about the Civil War and Emancipation on their 150th anniversaries" a collection of historical speeches, diaries, memoirs, and biographies edited by Edward L. Ayers.

Discussions will be led by Norleen Healy, project scholar, and retired Sheridan College instructor.

For the final portion of the Civil War program, Katie Curtiss, also a retired SC instructor, will moderate a film series in conjunction with the book discussions.

Contact Debbie Iverson at the library to obtain discussion materials and learn how to participate. Call 674-8585 ext. 29.

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