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A Discussion on the American Civil War in Alamance County with Mr. John W. Guss (POSTPONED)
June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Inclement Weather Updates for 06/26/2023, due to the forecast for severe weather: A Discussion on the American Civil War in Alamance County with Mr. John W. Guss presented by the Graham Historical Museum Advisory Board has been postponed. If you are currently registered for this evening’s program, once rescheduled you will receive an email with additional information.
The Graham Historical Museum Advisory Board presents a Discussion on the American Civil War in Alamance County with Mr. John W. Guss
Date: Monday, June 26, 2023Times: 6:30pm – 7:30pm Ages: high school/college/adult audience Cost: Free, registration is required, and space is limited Location: Graham Civic Center • 503 McGee Street, Graham, NC 27253
The Graham Historical Museum Advisory Board invites you to join them on Monday, June 26 at 6:30pm in the Graham Civic Center for an evening of good discussion with Mr. John W. Guss, Alamance Parks Historic Properties Superintendent, learning of our ancestors who lived through the tough challenging period of the American Civil War and arose making Alamance County now a very historic and fascinating community to live and visit through its museums, historic landmarks, parks, and memorials.
The American Civil War is considered the most tragic event in American history in which more soldiers and civilians died as a result of the war than any other war from the American Revolution to the Vietnam War (1775-1973) combined; more than 750,000. There were more than 10,000 battles and skirmishes fought across the United States with citizens of Alamance County in the midst of many of these fights. There are countless stories of fascinating people and events from the armies that marched and camped throughout our county to the production of uniforms and tents in the local mills for the soldiers on the battlefront to the secretive operations of the Underground Railroad and “Lost Confederate Gold”, to the post-war struggles during Reconstruction.
This catastrophic war impacted Alamance County as much as many other communities, with family and friends taking up arms against one another from beginning to end. What arose following the war was a massive industrial surge, which revived and saved the county, North Carolina, and the new United States. Alamance County experienced the growth and success of industries including textiles and railroads, and the continuing improvements in agriculture and education.
Much innovation and prosperity have occurred as a result of the American Civil War, and this success has helped rebuild and strengthen the United States far beyond our understanding and appreciation of our American Heritage. We must embrace it and preserve it for better or worse and learn from the sacrifices and achievements of our ancestors.
Cost is free, registration is required, and space is limited. Registration is currently open through 06/25 or until full. Learn more about the Graham Historical Museum and register online at https://www.cityofgraham.com/historical-museum/.