Remembering the Civil War at the library

345 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 621-5333 [email protected]

Did you know that at least 400 women, disguised as men, fought in the Civil War?

Did you know that “Stonewall” Jackson died after being shot by his own men?

Find out more during the month of September as the El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville, commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

Civil War buffs are invited to an in-depth look at the Battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Enthusiast John Rich discusses the factors contributing to what is often considered Lee’s greatest victory. Enjoy this fascinating presentation on two key battles of the Civil War.

Looking for a broader glimpse of the Civil War?

Don’t miss a hands-on, interactive presentation on the Civil War at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept.  21. Living History Experiences brings history to life as they provide artifacts for you to see and touch, share stories about camp life and medical practices, and much more. This amazing program is ideal for school-age kids, teens and adults.

For more information visit the Upcoming Events calendar on the library’s Website at or contact the library at 530-621-5540.

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