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Five speakers to be featured at Grant Symposium

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Apr. 16, 2018 9:20 am

Five people will be featured speakers at the Ulysses S. Grant Symposium from April 27 to 28 in Quincy.

Samuel Wheeler, Illinois state historian and an expert on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, will discuss "Remembering U.S. Grant: An Illinoisan at the Bicentennial" from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the Meadows Room at the Salvation Army's Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, 405 Vermont.

Larry Werline, a Ulysses S. Grant impersonator, will discuss "Ulysses S. Grant and Abraham Lincoln" from 8 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the Meadows Room at the Salvation Army's Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.

John Alexander, owner of two "Books on the Square" stores in Virden and Springfield, will discuss "Col. Grant's Journey from Springfield to Quincy" from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28, in the large conference room at the Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey.

Tim Good, former superintendent of White Haven, the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site south of St. Louis, and now the superintendent of the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, will speak about "Ulysses S. Grant and the African Americans" from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, in the large conference room at the Quincy Public Library and from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Stained Glass Gallery on the second floor of the History Museum, 332 Maine.

Steve Belko, executive director of the Missouri Humanities Council and a Quincy native who graduated in 1986 from Quincy High School, will discuss "Sequel to Civil War: President Grant vs. the American Indian" from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, in the Stained Glass Gallery on the second floor of the History Museum and from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the large conference room at the Quincy Public Library.

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