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No Compromise: Missouri's Role in the Civil War
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7:30AM - 6:30PM
Contact RLC Community Education 618-437-5321, Ext. 1714 | [email protected]

No Compromise: Missouri’s Role in the Civil War

 We begin with a visit to the Old Courthouse and a ranger led tour. The Old Courthouse was the site of the first two trials of the pivotal Dred Scott case in 1847 and 1850. It was also where Virginia Minor's case for a woman's right to vote came to trial in the 1870s. We tour this historic  structure, and visit the restored courtrooms to learn more about our 19th century judicial system. Next, we enjoy lunch at The Lodge at Grant’s Trail. This afternoon we visit the Missouri Civil War Museum. The MO Civil War Museum has become one of the largest Civil War Museums in the nation and will be one of the largest Civil War research libraries in the nation as well. Our focus is entirely on Missouri’s role in the American Civil War. We will conclude with a drive through Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, which was established during the Civil War in 1863 and is the final resting place for some 16,000 Civil War Soldiers. (Note:  to see the Civil War tombstones, you will have to de-board the coach and walk – this can be optional). 

Tour fees, lunch, gratuities, and charter bus transportation are included.

You must pre-register by March 12th.


ILR 9300-01 Thursday, 4/19

Bus departs from Main Campus at 7:30am: return by 6:30pm

Bus departs from Mt. Vernon Marketplace at 8:00am: return by 6:00pm

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