A virtual Civil War museum rolls out this weekend online, and you can be among the first to watch a demonstration and hear period music at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31, in the Library Center auditorium. Arrive at 1 p.m. and hear the Holmes Brigade perform outside at a Civil War campsite.
The Trans-Mississippi Theater Virtual Museum, at civilwarvirtualmuseum.org is a digitized collection of Civil War artifacts, photos and more. It was created through the library district and Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.
The Holmes Brigade will perform again inside, and Missouri State University professor and author William Piston will also talk about Wilson’s Creek and the summer of 1861 Campaign in Missouri.
_ _ _
It’s always time for a coffee break at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. Come see what we mean at 11 a.m. Monday (Aug. 1) at the 397 E. Central St. branch.
We’re celebrating the opening of a Fog City Coffee kiosk in the south lobby with discount coupons and a ribbon cutting by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.
We think it’s a convenient service for the many groups that meet at the Midtown Carnegie Branch, library customers, students and the people who work at City Utilities, area businesses, City of Springfield and Greene County offices.
The kiosk offers call-in/carry out service and bistro seating for dining in. Fog City Coffee also caters meetings at the branch.
The kiosk features a variety of Fog City’s signature coffee, tea and espresso drinks, smoothies, breakfast snacks, fresh salads and sandwiches.
It’s open during regular library hours, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.
For call-ahead orders or information, call 616-0470 or visit fogcitycoffee.net.
_ _ _
Ironclads, Pook Turtles and Wooden Rams – they don’t sound like fierce fighting machines, but this “Brown Water Navy” helped the Union dominate the Western waters during the Civil War.
Learn more about these vessels at a photo exhibit through August at the Park Central Branch Library. The exhibit will formally open Friday (Aug. 5) during First Friday Art Walk with music by Old Wire Road. The exhibit is courtesy of the library district and Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield/National Park Service.
Kathleen O’Dell is community relations director of the Springfield-Greene County Library District. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find this article at