Books

Suggested by Booklist 2011

General Websites

Illinois Websites

  • The Chicago Historical Society provides a brief summary of the impact of the Civil War on the city. http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/2379.html
  • The Illinois Humanities Council has created the Illinois Civil War Sesquicentennial website where you will find a statewide calendar of events related to the Sesquicentennial, a timeline of Illinois and the Civil War, images and artifacts of the era, downloadable PDFs of Civil War-related articles and educational materials, suggestions for further reading on topics throughout the site, and feature articles.
  • Northern Illinois University has collected a wealth of primary source material and articles written by Drew E. VandeCreek, Ph.D about the role Illinois played in the Civil War. http://dig.lib.niu.edu/civilwar

Local Activities

  • The Lake County Discovery Museum has put together several activities, including Civil War encampment, reenactments, and demonstrations slated for July 9 – 10, and an exhibit highlighting the technologies that influenced the war. http://www.lcfpd.org/html_lc/150years/index.html
    Don’t forget, the Library has 4 passes (admits 2) each week that provide free entry to the museum through the Museum Adventure Pass program. Visit the Youth Services Desk for details and restrictions.
  • The Graue Mill and Museum in Oak Brook was a stop on the Underground Railroad. A Civil War encampment is scheduled for September. This museum also participates in the Museum Adventure Pass program. Visit the Youth Services Desk for details and restrictions.