Academy of Lifelong Learning - "History"
The Charleston Riot
A three-day event will mark the 150th anniversary of The Charleston Illinois Riot. Events include a Civil War Encampment, the original play A Question of Loyalty, written for the event by Earl Halbe, Geocaching, the Union Soldiers’ March, 5K and 2 Mile Fun Walk, “Reflections of the Riot,” Historic House Tour, Troop Arrival at the Coles County Fairgrounds, A Visit with Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln and much more. The event committee is offering a family-friendly weekend, with all activities around the Charleston city square free to the public.
Friday-Sunday, March 28-30, 2014
This event is FREE and open to the public!
Consider these selected events or visit www.charlestonillinoisriot.org for a complete listing.
Friday, March 28, 2014
3 p.m. -- Event kick off with wreath laying ceremony at the site of the Charleston Riot marker on the square, by descendants of participants.
7:30 p.m. -- A Question of Loyalty: an original play, written for the event by Earl Halbe. Charleston Christian Church, 411 Jackson Ave.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
9 a.m. -- Historical Tours of Old City and Mound Cemeteries, final resting place of riot participants
Noon -- A Visit With Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln, an event for children at the Charleston Public Library, presented by Mr. and Mrs. B.F. McClerren