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Lecture Series at Civil War Museum Includes Session on Ft. Wright's Namesake

The James A. Ramage Civil War Museum, in conjunction with the City of Fort Wright, Kentucky, presents its 3rd Annual lecture Series. Local Historians share their knowledge about the Civil War. The lecture series features two local professors and a retired principal who will share their expert knowledge.

The June 8th series features Dr. Michael Adams Regents Professor of History at NKU. He has written books on World War One and Two, as well as the treatment of war in popular culture from knights to the Iraq War. His latest book is Living Hell, It is this darker nature of the war that Adams seeks to explore immersing the reader in all aspects of the human suffering through evoking in great detail the voices of those who endured the four-year struggle. Not  recommended for children.

On June 22, Tom Seither retired principal from Bishop Brossert High school is a descendent of August Seither. August was Tom's Great Great grandfather. August had three brothers two who fought for the North and one for the South. Tom will give firsthand knowledge about his ancestors and explore if the War caused internal problems after it was over.

On July 13, learn about the namesake of Fort Wright, KY., Civil War General Horatio G. Wright. Living Historian and Ramage Museum volunteer, Thomas Kreidler will portray the General as part of this years lecture series. The lecture will cover the General's nearly 50 years in uniform, his role in protecting Cincinnati from Confederate invasion, and of the culmination of his military career as Chief of the Corps of Engineers.

Location: Fort Wright City Building, 409 Kyles Lane, Fort Wright, KY 41011

Cost per Lecture: $5.00 general public; $4.00 Museum members

Series Cost: $14.00 general public; $11.00 (payable on June 8 only)

Location: Fort Wright City Building, 409 Kyles Lane, Fort Wright, KY 41011

Photo: James A. Ramage Civil War Museum via City of Ft. Wright