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Civil War Educational Forum

The schedule of educational programs at the 76th Anniversary Convention of the Central States Numismatic Society is highlighted by a eight session Civil War Educational Forum, with five sessions on Friday, April 24 and three sessions on Saturday, April 25. Presenting an overview of numismatic topics related to the Civil War, as well as programs dealing with selected aspects of the medical, political, military and social history of the Civil War era, this aspect of the convention brings a distinguished roster of Civil War interpreters and educators to Schaumburg to share their research and knowledge with our members and guests.

Over two days, eight speakers will discuss Civil War numismatics, as well as present programs dealing with the political, military and social history of the era. The forum brings a distinguished roster of Civil War interpreters and educators to Schaumburg to share their research and knowledge.

The Central States 76th Anniversary Convention will be held at the:

Schaumburg Renaissance Convention Center
1551 North Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, Illinois

For more information on the convention and scheduling visit the Convention Page and the Schedule Page.

    Civil War Educational Forum Schedule



  • 10:00 A.M. - Friday April 25
        Dennis Boggs as Abraham Lincoln:
        "Meet Mr. Lincoln"

  • 11:30 AM. - Friday April 25
        Robert Girardi:
       "Illinois in the Civil War"

  •  1:00 P.M. - Friday April 25
        Dr. Ted Karamanski:
        "Chicago in the Civil War"

  •  2:30 P.M. - Friday April 25
        The Battlefield Balladeers:
        Performing Music of the Civil War Period

  •  4:00 P.M. - Friday April 25
        Lawrence Schuffman:
        "Confederate Commerce Raiders"

  • 10:00 A.M. - Saturday April 26
        Daniel Weinberg:
        "Current Lincoln Literature"

  • 11:30 AM - Saturday April 26
        Robert Girardi:
        "The Murder of General 'Bull' Nelson"

  •  1:00 PM - Saturday April 26
        Dennis Boggs as President Abraham Lincoln:
        "1865 - Peace At Last"

The President, Board of Governors and convention staff extend our thanks for their contributions to this event and trust that it will enhance our attendees' understanding of this singular event in our history, as well as its continuing impact and influence on our present.

About Our Presenters

Dennis Boggs:

Dennis Boggs has portrayed President Abraham Lincoln for the past decade, appearing in 29 states at Civil War reenactments and educational conferences, as well as in the History Channel presentations Being Lincoln and Looking for Lincoln. Additional credits include programs presented at the 140th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Franklin, the 145th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Chickamauga, as well as presentations for the Andersonville National Historic Site, the Civil War Naval Museum and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.