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House History Workshop

05/01 6:00–7:00 p.m.

Curious about your home’s history? Want to learn more about your neighborhood? Join director of research and access Ellen Keith and research librarian Lesley Martin as they introduce you to the maps, historic photographs, planning documents, and other tools in our Research Center that will help you embark on your house history research. More

May 10th

Urban History Seminars

05/10 5:45 p.m.

Each seminar features a scholarly presentation and lively discussion. More

May 12th



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The First Indian Home Guards and the Civil War of the Trans-Mississippi Frontier

Posted under Blog by Gary T. Johnson

                                M. Jane Johansson, ed. Albert C. Ellithorpe the First Indian Home Guards and the Civil War of the Trans-Mississippi Frontier. Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press (2016). The title is a mouthful, but the fact is that this intriguing More

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