February 11 – Abraham Lincoln’s Life and Legacy
Joyce and Jim Hinderks will provide details on Lincoln’s childhood, his life as a lawyer and family man, and the legacy of his presidency.
March 17 – The 5th Minnesota of Forts Ridgley, Ripley and Abercrombie
Speaker: Vince Botz.
April 14 – The Life of Sarah Wakefield
Author Phyllis Cole-Dai will share a few captivating stories behind the writing of her novel of the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War, Beneath the Same Stars. The book is based on Sarah Wakefield, an infamous captive during the uprising.
May 12 – Grant in Missouri
Author Dave Page will talk about the time President Ulysses S. Grant spent in Missouri and how it impacted his Civil War career.