Thursday, March 28, 2013

Dance Like It's 1863!

What better way to party than to dance like it's 1863?  You can join the fun by joining us for the Civil War Dance Workshop on Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00pm in the College Union Ballroom.

Members of the Victorian Dance Ensemble, part of the performing troupe of the Civil War Dance Foundation, will lead participants through a variety of easy dances.  No experience or partner is necessary.  Period address is encouraged for those who would like the full period experience, but not required.

This is the final event being held in conjunction with the traveling exhibit Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War.  Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the exhibition examines President Lincoln's struggle to meet both the political and Constitutional challenges brought on by the Civil War.  Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office.  The exhibit will be on display in Musselman Library until Thursday, April 4 before being transported to another location.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Rescheduled: "Lincoln and the Laws of War"

Due to the weather, the lecture "Lincoln and the Laws of War" has been rescheduled for later this month. Please watch for details about the new date and location.

Monday, March 04, 2013

The Women of Downtown Abbey -- On Display

Browse through more than 110 fiction and non-fiction books.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Musselman Library's newest main floor book display is “The Women of Downton Abbey.”  More than 110 titles reflect on women’s lives during the time period in Britain in which Downton Abbey is set. It considers the major events and political, economic and social issues affecting women both up and down the stairs. There are also titles in fiction and memoirs, and books filled with wonderful photographs of England’s country houses.  

Here are just some of the topics: The Edwardian era, World War I, the Titanic, The Spanish Influenza, the Bloomsbury Group, Britian’s class structure, the Suffrage Movement, Irish Resistance, the Jazz Age. Some famous names include: Vita Sackville-West, Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Beatriz Potter, Nurse Edith Cavell, the Mitfords, Lady Randolph Churchill (Jennie Jerome) and more.