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Seminar on the City
Marches Out 10th Season

Date: Oct. 3, 2001
By: Marianne Kunnen-Jones
Phone: (513) 556-1826
Archive: Campus News
Photo courtesy: Lincoln Museum

Ohio armies were crucial to the Union victory in the Civil War. The first session of the Cincinnati Seminar on the Series 10th anniversary season will focus on these troops, who the fighters were and what the war meant to them.

Gerald Prokopowicz

The Cincinnati Seminar on the City Series, sponsored by UC's history department, Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal and the UC Center for Neighborhood Studies, will open its 10th annual season on Thursday, Oct. 11 with a presentation by Gerald J. Prokopowicz, author of All for the Regiment: the Army of the Ohio, 1861-1862 (University of North Carolina Press, 2001).

Prokopowicz is the Lincoln scholar and director of public programs at the Lincoln Museum in Fort Wayne, Ind., the world's largest museum dedicated to the life and times of Abraham Lincoln. He also is the editor of the museum's bulletin, Lincoln Lore, and the co-author of the museum's permanent exhibit, Abraham Lincoln and the American Experiment.

The Oct. 11 session begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Reakirt Auditorium at Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. Admission to the lecture is free.

Other topics for the coming year include Harriet Beecher Stower in Cincinnati, African Americans and World War II, and the landmark 1954 desegration decision of Brown v. Board of Education by the Supreme Court.

The series offers presentations once a month from October through May. Each is held on Wednesday evening. For those who sign up as members of the seminar, written summaries of each presentation as well as monthly reminders are sent by mail. Annual membership is $10 ($5 for members of the Museum Center or students).

For more information about membership, contact the Museum Center at (513) 287-7080.

Full schedule for 2001-2001/Seminar on the City

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