When The Civil War Went West — Megan Kate Nelson

An accurate accounting of history (and the racism that persists in the “heritage” of the Confederacy) is an important piece in the racial and social justice movement. So, this is possibly the best time to dive deeper into the lesser-known, yet critical stories of the Civil War. Massachusetts historian Megan Kate Nelson leads this discussion, which focuses on several key figures with Kentucky connections, including Louisa Hawkins Canby. The Canby Papers, and other historic collections at the Filson, helped Nelson reconstruct the stories in her book, “The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West.” Register for the event on the Filson’s website and you will be welcome to join a Zoom broadcast of the event for free.

Thursday, June 25

6-7 p.m. | Free