AUGUST 21, 2017
Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield will have NASA solar eclipse glasses available at the information desk free of charge for use in the park on August 21, starting at 11 AM. Viewing will be on the hillside next to the Visitor Center. Viewing the eclipse is free, but the park entrance fee applies if visitors wish to tour the battlefield.
A live NASA feed will be set up for viewing in the multipurpose room starting at 11 AM.
If interested in a Junior Ranger Eclipse Explorer booklet, you may go to the Homestead National Monument website where a downloadable booklet is available, or nps.gov/nightskies.
WILSON'S CREEK NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD TO PRESENT SPECIAL PROGRAM ON TRACING CIVIL WAR ANCESTORS
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield will present a program entitled "Tracing Your Civil War Ancestors" on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M.
The program is intended for beginning genealogists who are attempting to find relatives who fought for the Union or the Confederacy and tracing their service histories.
Park Librarian Jeff Patrick will instruct those attending the program in the process of locating a Civil War soldier or sailor relative, finding personal information in state and federal archives, and tracing the histories of particular Civil War units and ships. Attendees will also learn more about the unique holdings of the Hulston Library at Wilson’s Creek.
The program is free of charge and will be held in the Visitors Center multi-purpose room.