Monday, May 5, 2014

Event Reminder: Legacies and Lunch, May 7

Wednesday, May 7
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Main Library, Darragh Center
100 Rock St.

Mark Christ, outreach director for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program at the Department of Arkansas Heritage and winner of the 2013 Booker Worthen prize, will discuss This Day We Marched Again: A Union Soldier's Account of War in Arkansas and the Trans-Mississippi, a new release from Butler Center Books which Christ edited. It is the diary of Jacob Haas, a German immigrant from Wisconsin who saw some of the war's most savage combat in the west, including heated battles at Newtonia, Missouri and Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas. Though Haas's health was ruined by war, he voiced no regrets for the price he paid to fight for his adopted country.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase; Christ will sign books after the program. Legacies & Lunch is sponsored in part by the Arkansas Humanities Council. Please bring a sack lunch; drinks and dessert are provided.


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