Civil War Research Library

The John K. and Ruth Hulston Civil War Research Library at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield is announcing new library hours.


Beginning Tuesday, September 20, 2022, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield will implement new seasonal hours at the John K. and Ruth Hulston Library.

The Research Library is housed in the Visitor Center and is non-circulating collection. The Research Library focuses on the Civil War with an emphasis on the Trans-Mississippi theater of war, Missouri, and the Battle of Wilson’s Creek. The collection includes approximately 15,000 books and other items, such as regimental histories for many Civil War units, as well as a list of casualties for the Battle of Wilson’s Creek. Staff members can perform limited research for patrons by regular mail, e-mail, telephone or in person. The research library includes around 15,000 cataloged books and other items. Learn more about the library collection and find resources for genealogy and other research on the Hulston Civil War Research Library page.

Library hours from March 1 to November 15:
Sunday and Monday— Closed
Tuesday— Appointment only
Wednesday— Appointment only
Thursday— Open 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm
Friday— Open 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm
Saturday— Open 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm

Library hours from November 15 to February 28:
Sunday and Monday—Closed
Tuesday— Appointment only
Wednesday— Appointment only
Thursday— Appointment only
Friday— Open 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm
Saturday— Open 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm

The library is closed Sunday and Monday year-round and all Federal holidays. It is also closed during the holidays from December 24, 2022,through January 5, 2023.

To schedule an appointment or for more information on available library services, please contact park historian, Connie Langum, at Connie_Langum@nps.gov or by phone at 417-732-2662, extension 225.

Last updated: September 20, 2022

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