Civil War http://wuis.org en "The Civil War" Becomes A Downtown Musical http://wuis.org/post/civil-war-becomes-downtown-musical <p>You may know the story of the war between the states.&nbsp; But what is often overlooked is the emotional drama the period had on those who lived through it.</p><p>The musical "The Civil War" brings that part of the story to the stage in downtown Springfield starting Thursday night.&nbsp;</p><p>"It's not a history lesson, although you learn a lot," Co-director Phil Funkenbusch said. "It's really a concert theatre piece."</p><p>"Instead of telling the story of the Civil War, it's really telling the stories about the people involved in the war."</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:47:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 29555 at http://wuis.org "The Civil War" Becomes A Downtown Musical Author: Battle Hymn Of The Republic "Marches On" http://wuis.org/post/author-battle-hymn-republic-marches <p>Harvard professor and author <a href="http://www.johnstauffer.org/">John Stauffer</a> is considered an authority on Lincoln and the Civil War.<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Battle-Hymn-Republic-Biography/dp/0199837430">His latest book</a> charts the evolution of the wartime ballad "Battle Hymn of the Republic".<br><br>Stauffer discussed the origin of the tune Thursday at the <a href="http://www.alplm.org/">Lincoln Presidential Museum</a>.&nbsp; The museum is wrapping up its summer series of book discussions.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 12:23:16 +0000 Peter Gray 7747 at http://wuis.org Author: Battle Hymn Of The Republic "Marches On" New Philadelphia During The Civil War http://wuis.org/post/new-philadelphia-during-civil-war <p>New Philadelphia was a Pike County town, founded by a former slave in 1836.&nbsp; But there is another side to the story... What happened in<a href="http://www.newphiladelphiail.org/"> New Philadelphia</a> when the civil war broke out?&nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>Claire Fuller Martin, a research associate at the Illinois State Museum, will discuss that period during the next museum science series lecture.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 20:49:10 +0000 Sean Crawford 5412 at http://wuis.org New Philadelphia During The Civil War