New Philadelphia During The Civil War
New Philadelphia was a Pike County town, founded by a former slave in 1836. But there is another side to the story... What happened in New Philadelphia when the civil war broke out?
Claire Fuller Martin, a research associate at the Illinois State Museum, will discuss that period during the next museum science series lecture.
She speaks Wednesday night on New Philadelphia at the next Paul Mickey Science Series lecture. It takes place at the museum at Spring and Edwards in Springfield. The event is free. It begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 so visitors can see a display on Civil War Quilters.