ALLM Introduces Civil War Sundays Book Club

civil war sundays book club

Civil War Sundays book club, a new community offering hosted by the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum (ALLM), will meet the first Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Elizabeth D. Chinnock Chapel. The first book featured is Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" on Feb. 2.


Spend January reading about the March sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy. The young ladies and their mother keep household in New England while their father serves as a chaplain in the Civil War. And then attend the book club meeting February 2, to share coffee and discuss the Civil War connections to the story and compare favorite moments. Campus and community members of all ages are welcome to attend.


“With the new movie based on the book out in theaters, it is a great time to revisit this classic tale,” said ALLM Program Coordinator Natalie Sweet. “Civil War Sundays is a free program while the museum is under construction.”


The following titles have been selected for upcoming months: "Sweet Taste of Liberty" by W. Caleb McDaniel (March 1), "Manhunt" by James L. Swanson (April 5), "Stealing Lincoln’s Body" by Thomas J. Craughwell (May 3), "The Field of Blood" by Joanne B. Freeman (June 7), "The Tubman Command" by Elizabeth Cobbs (July 5), "Lincolnites and Rebels" by Robert Tracy McKenzie (August 2), "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead (September 6), "Lincoln in the Bardo" by George Saunders (October 4), "The Slave’s Cause" by Manisha Sinha (November 1), "Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker" by Jennifer Chiaverini (December 6).


The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is located on the historic campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. Housing one of the top five Lincoln and Civil War private collections in the world, the Museum is closed for renovation and plans to reopen in 2020. For more information about continued programming while the museum is closed, call 423.869.6235.


Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423.869.6280 or email at [email protected].

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