Sunday, February 06, 2011

Coming Up: Elizabeth Oakes Smith and the Civil War

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, and Marjorie Roe from the Greater Patchogue Historical Society has asked me to research Elizabeth Oakes Smith's activities during that time, and tie in that information to what was happening in Patchogue then.

Look for a post next weekend on the subject of Elizabeth Oakes Smith and the Civil War period, here on Dude, Where Am I?. I might be giving a presentation for the historical society on this topic in the spring, or I may have an opportunity to present this information as part of a larger event focusing on Patchogue history. I'm told the presentation may involve me dressing up as EOS in 19th century garb. I'm all for that if someone lends me a really cool dress.

Whatever ends up happening here in Patchogue related to the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, I will post the information and my role, if any, in the event. Meanwhile, for more information about the 150th anniversary of the Civil War go here.
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1 comment:

Putz said...

oh boy oh boy oh boy, eos and her against the civil war, can't wait

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