the Civil War http://tspr.org en The Civil War “An Immense Pool of Sadness” http://tspr.org/post/civil-war-immense-pool-sadness <p>This week on Emphasis, Rich Egger’s guest is Steve Berry, Associate Professor of History at the University of Georgia. He was in western Illinois to give presentations at Monmouth College, Knox College, and Western Illinois University. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 17:42:08 +0000 Rich Egger 30128 at http://tspr.org The Civil War “An Immense Pool of Sadness” Life in Western Illinois During the Civil War http://tspr.org/post/life-western-illinois-during-civil-war <p>The <a href="http://westernillinoismuseum.org/" target="_blank">Western Illinois Museum</a>&#39;s first new exhibit of the year demonstrates how day-to-day life continued in this region during one of the nation&#39;s greatest challenges.<br /><br />&ldquo;Home Front: Life During the Civil War&rdquo; will remain in display through May 26.<br /><br />Curator Sue Scott and historian Bob Welch conducted the research for the exhibit, which is divided into four sections: agriculture of the period, home life, commemorating the war&#39;s soldiers, and the underground railroad.<br /> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 00:15:01 +0000 Rich Egger 10161 at http://tspr.org Life in Western Illinois During the Civil War