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Username: Kathleen

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The Macomb Cultural Center presents {Michigan's Fight for Freedom: The Civil War Era}, a series of exhibits, video presentations, and lectures covering a wide variety of topics relating to Michigan in the Civil War. Opens February 28 and runs through May 4.

The exhibits and lectures highlight local soldier profiles, Civil War recruiting station, battlefield medicine, prisoners of war, Abraham Lincoln’s role and influence, Michigan’s Civil War home front and Michigan’s contribution to the underground railroad.

Of particular interest to DYes Forumers are these lectures:

Michigan's African-American Community During the Civil War, Mar. 7 (Fri.), 11 am & 1 pm.

Historic Fort Wayne and its Contributions to the Civil War, Mar. 8 (Sat), 11 am.

Northern Michigan Soldiers, Apr. 3 (Thur.), 1 pm, focusing on Company K of the First Michigan Sharpshooters.

First Michigan Sharpshooters: These Men have seen Hard Service, Apr. 16 (Wed.), 11 am & 1 pm.

Most events are free of charge and are held in the Lorenzo Cultural Center, located at 44575 Garfield Rd. at the southwest corner of M-59/Hall Road in Clinton Township. Preregistration required for all events, excluding exhibits and video showings. Call (586)445-7348 to register.

For a full schedule of events and exhibits, see: http://www.lorenzoculturalcent er.com/index.htm

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