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Civil War Program

Dates: Now - Oct. 22, 2019
Times: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Category: Education/History
Location: Grundy County Historical Society and Museum, 510 W. Illinois Avenue, Morris, Il 60450
Phone: 815-942-4880
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The Grundy County Historical Society is pleased to announce that Ron Marketti, longtime resident of Coal City will speak at the Historical Society’s Tue., October 22, 2019, meeting. The meeting is open to the public. He will talk about the Civil War and his collection of canteens, cartridges, guns which he will have at the Library. He will bring a few of his favorite books used in research.

Ron Marketti’s presentation will be centered on his personal Civil War collection of antiques and artifacts which he has collected over a long period of time. He will explain the significance of these items and the rolls they played throughout the war. He’ll also discuss other interesting and relevant events which will include some local history. Come join us for an insight into the Civil War thru Ron’s artifacts.

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