Evening at White Haven
Return to the pivotal year 1863 as living history performers and rangers tell stories of war and freedom. The politics of the Civil War are highlighted through discussions about Grant's Vicksburg campaign and President Abraham Lincoln's prosecution of the war, including his reasons for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. Hear, too, about the politics of woman's rights and their support of the Union, and how one of the enslaved women at White Haven felt about the war and the effects of the Emancipation Proclamation in Missouri.
Reservations are required for these programs and can be made by calling (314) 842-1867, Extension 230.
Did You Know?
Ulysses Grant freed the only slave he is known to have owned, William Jones, in March 1859. It is unclear exactly when or why he acquired Jones from his father-in-law, Colonel Frederick Dent.