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Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at Heritage Hall

1:00 p.m.
1:40 p.m.
Frank Nickell, PhD, Professor Emeritus of history, Southeast Missouri State University / Ulysses Grant in Southeast Missouri

Synopsis: Now Executive Director of the Kellerman Foundation for Historic Preservation, Frank will describe the first days of Grant’s career as a Civil War commander, in 1861 Missouri.
1:45 p.m.
2:25 p.m.
Gregory Wolk, Heritage Resources Coordinator, Missouri Humanities Council / On the Trail with U. S. Grant

Synopsis: Greg presents an overview of a mapping and tourism project known as the U. S. Grant Trail, which connects communities in eastern Missouri and western Kentucky that were witnesses to Grant’s rise to fame in the Civil War.
2:30 p.m.
3:15 p.m.
Darrel Dexter, Author and Teacher from Jonesboro, Illinois / Grant in Egypt

Synopsis: Darrel will describe the political climate of “Egypt” (Southern Illinois) from May 1861 to February 1862, while General Grant operated in southern Illinois, with emphasis on Grant’s command from Cairo. Darrel tells all, from river boats to bawdy houses, to saloons and army camp life.
3:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
At Heritage Hall, view an exhibit of Grant memorabilia, meet the speakers, and enjoy refreshments courtesy of the Kellerman Foundation. Dr. White will be at the reception to offer brief remarks and to autograph his book.
~The Keynote Address~
6:00 p.m.
Ronald C. White, PhD, Fellow at the Huntington Library, San Marino, California / Ulysses S. Grant: A Fresh Vision for American Leadership

The Keynote Address will be delivered at the Historic Common Pleas Courthouse, 44 North Lorimer Street
Synopsis: Dr. White has authored two New York Times Bestseller presidential biographies. In 2009 he published A. Lincoln: A Biography to universal acclaim. In 2016, Dr. White released American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant, a landmark biography of our Eighteenth President. Historian Jon Meacham has said, “in this thorough and engaging new book, Ronald C. White restores U. S. Grant to the pantheon of great Americans.”

Preferential seating for the keynote address for individuals who have purchased Dr. White's biography of Ulysses Grant

Books Available for Purchase Before the Symposium at Barnes & Noble
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