CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Patriotic Pals Book Signing
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Stonewall Jackson House
Author Chris Stuckenschneider will be at the Stonewall Jackson House to sign copies of her book Patriotic Pals. Patriotic Pals follows Chuck, a sensible Border Collie from Missouri, and his poodle sidekick Tilly, as they reveal little-known stories about hero dogs of the Civil War.
This beautifully illustrated children’s picture book depicts vivid scenes of past and present. Children (grades 4-6) will learn plenty about the Civil War throughout—not just dates and locations—but also the importance of canine cohorts as warriors, mascots, and, of course, man’s best friend.
More than 400 newspapers nationwide published Patriotic Pals as a serialized story in 2012.
Author Chris Stuckenschneider lives in Washington, Missouri, where she’s a columnist and book editor at The Washington Missourian. Her debut title Twist of Fate, the Miracle Colt and His Friends, earned a Show-Me Readers Award in 2011-2012.
Fifteenth Biennial Stonewall Jackson Symposium
Friday evening, May 23, 2014 & May 24, 2014
Virginia Military Institute
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The fifteenth biennial Stonewall Jackson Symposium will provide an opportunity to examine the complex and fascinating career and personality of Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Lectures by leading historians and biographers will explore Jackson's career as a teacher, his relationships with subordinates, his narrow victory at Cedar Mountain, his relationship with fellow-officers, and the impact of his death.
Speakers include: John W. Knapp; Robert K. Krick; John W. Mountcastle; Stephen Lee Ritchie; James I. Robertson, Jr.; Jeffry D. Wert