WSC Savage Library to Host Civil War Event with Musician Rex Rideout, Oct. 17
Oct. 5, 2009 -- The Leslie J. Savage Library at Western State College will host The Civil War Remembered in Song performed by music historian Rex Rideout at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, the library.
Playing period instruments, Rideout will perform songs of the Civil War period and will discuss the stories behind the songs. Rideout, a long-time student of the music and songs of the 19th-century American West, has been performing for more than 25 years at museums and historic sites across the West. His music has been heard on many films for the National Park Service, the Denver Art Museum and CBS Sunday Morning.
This event is part of the One Book, One Valley program, which celebrates reading with events sponsored by the Gunnison Country Libraries (Savage Library, Western State College; Gunnison County Library District; Gunnison High School Library; and Gunnison Community School Library). For 2009, the libraries have selected the life and times of Abraham Lincoln to commemorate the bicentennial of the 16th president’s birth.
One Book, One Valley Event Schedule:
The Civil War Remembered in Song
Saturday, October 17, 7 pm
Savage Library, Western State College
Lunch with Lincoln
Monday, October 19, Noon,
Gunnison Public Library
Bring your lunch for this discussion about books on Abraham Lincoln with Dr. Jean Hull.
Thursday, October 22, 12:24 pm -1:04 pm
Gunnison High School, Room 104
Participate in a discussion of selected Lincoln speeches and enjoy a slice of Mary Todd Lincoln’s white cake. Please obtain a visitor’s badge at the office.
Meet President Lincoln!
Friday, October 23
10 am, Old Rock Community Library, Crested Butte
1 pm, Gunnison High School
2:15 pm, Gunnison Community School
Abraham Lincoln will be portrayed by John Voehl. Please obtain a visitor’s badge at the office.