The US Grant Symposium in the spring of 2014 is made up of a number of events at several venues the weekends of April 4-6 and May 3-4. It is all precisely outlined on the website: http://symposium.mocivilwar.org with descriptions of each event.
On this page are a few brief summaries and a table showing the events on the weekend of May 3-4.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Archaeology Forum: Dr. Douglas Scott | 1:00 – 2:30 presented by the Missouri History Musuem
Free of cost.
Venue: Missouri History Museum, Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park
The Keynote Lecture: Dr. John Marszalek | 3:00 – 4:30
“Warriors of the New Warfare, Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman” –presented by Lindenwood University
Free of cost, but ticket required. Request tickets HERE
Venue: St. Louis Central Library, 1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Escorted tour of Bellefontaine Cemetery I 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Venue: Bellefontaine Cemetery, 4947 West Florissant Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63115
Footsteps of Ulysses S. Grant Bus Tour I 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Two pricing options are available for the three hour tour.
Bus Tour + Admission to all three historic homes: $35
Bus Tour + Admission to all three historic homes + A copy of Wolk’s book, Friend and Foe Alike: $45
Space is very limited, so advance purchase is highly recommended! Tickets are refundable, minus the .50 processing fee, up to 24 hours prior to event.
Purchase tickets HERE
Venue: begin at Campbell House Museum, 1508 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63103
Grant and Shaw: St. Louis and Beyond I 3:00 p.m.
As part of the Friends of Tower Grove Park Lecture Series, Pam Sanfilippo of the Grant National Historic Site will explore Ulysses S. Grant’s strong connection to St. Louis in the same antebellum time period as Henry Shaw. Free admission, but seating is on first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 771-4424.
Venue: Tower Grove Park in the Stupp Center, 4256 Magnolia Ave, St Louis, MO 63110, phone (314) 771-4410. See map.
On this page are a few brief summaries and a table showing the events on the weekend of April 4-6.
Friday, April 4, 2014
AUTHOR EVENT: H.W. BRANDS | 7:00 PM
Mr. Brands will make an appearance at the St. Louis County Headquarters Library to discuss and sign his book, “The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace.”
Saturday, April 5, 2014
SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS CONFERENCE BY THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE | 10:00 – 4:30
Workshop for high school teachers.
DIVIDED LOYALTIES’ FROM THE MISSOURI STATE ARCHIVES | 11:00 – END
Display of documents illustrating the society of Missouri in the era of the Civil War.
GRANT’S ST. LOUIS: WALKING TOURS OF DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS | 11:00 – 2:00
A choice of seven tours focusing on Civil War sites in St Louis.
CIVIL WAR AUTHORS: BOOK SIGNINGS | 12:00 – 2:00
Six authors of books on Civil War topics on hand to sign their books.
THE KEYNOTE LECTURE: DR. RONALD C. WHITE, JR. | 3:00 – 4:30
Lecture titled “American Ulysses” on the life of US Grant.
RECEPTION | 5:30 – 6:30
At the Campbell House.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
ESCORTED TOUR OF BELLEFONTAINE CEMETERY I 9:00 A.M. TO 11:00 A.M.
Expert guides take visitors through this historic cemetery to visit grave sites of Civil War figures.
ROUNDTABLE AT WHITE HAVEN | 11:00 A.M.
Dr. Tom Curran of Cor Jesu Academy and site historian Pam Sanfilippo from the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site will be joined by Dr. Ronald White for a round table discussion of the Grant family.
A GUIDED TOUR OF FATHER DICKSON CEMETERY | 10:00 – 2:00
Discover the history that lives within this African American cemetery.
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