Civil War classes offered at SCC
As part of the commeration of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, two local history classes, offered by Southeastern Community College, will deal with local aspects of that conflict. The first class scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 18, is the story of the Underground Railroad in Southeast Iowa. Salem became a major “station” on the escape route (Underground Railroad), but Keosauqua, Denmark, Crawfordsville, Burlington and West Branch were also “stations.”
On Thursday, Oct. 3, the class, Henry County and the Civl War will cover the county’s contribution to the war effort, and how local people were affected. The story of Camp Harlan/Camp McKean will also be a part of the story.
The third class on Wednesday, Oct. 16, will deal with a different topic; Henry County Women of Impact on History, and will not be limited to the Civil War period. Among those to be discussed are Carolyn Pendray, Belle Babb Mansfield, Annie Packer, Harriet Ketcham and Martha McClure.
All classes are held at SCC’s Mt. Pleasant Center from 6 to 8 p.m. There is a fee to take these classes.
For more information or enrollment, call 1-866-722-4692 ext. 5375 or 319-385-8143.