The South Sioux City Public Library,
2121 Dakota Avenue
is pleased to host the traveling exhibit entitled, “ Lincoln, the Constitution and the Civil War”. The exhibit will be at the Library from April
In conjunction with this exhibit we will offer the
• On Saturday April 20th at 2:00 p.m. Black Hawk County Auditor, Grant Veeder, will speak on “
Lincoln and the Constitution”.
• Saturday May 4th at 2:00 p.m. Jeff Barnes will speak on “Custer in
The Royal Buffalo Hunt of 1872”. Already
established as an Indian fighter on the Great Plains, George Armstrong Custer’s
1872 visit to Nebraska
wasn’t for war, but for entertainment. It was here he met the Grand Duke Alexis
and Buffalo Bill Cody to engage in what is possibly the best-known big game
hunt in the history of the world. This 140th anniversary presentation – told
through the newspaper accounts, photographs and illustrations of the day – also
covers the rapid transition of the five-year-old state of Nebraska,
beginning with the fastest growing city on the frontier and ending with the
relocation of the Indian tribes and disappearance of the buffalo herds of the Great Plains.
• On Tuesday May 7th at 6:30 p.m. Fred Nielsen will speak on Completing, Remembering and Forgetting the Civil War. In this presentation we discover: The work of peace was, in its way, as difficult as the fighting of the Civil War. After
questions remained: What was the place of freed slaves? How would former
Confederate states be readmitted to the Union?
In the end, Americans put their country back together by often forgetting why
they had fought in the first place.
Each program is free and open to the public. All questions about the exhibit should be directed to David Mixdorf or Dan Nieman at 402-494-7545.