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Rebels on Lake Erie

October 11, 2023 @ 6:30 pm 8:00 pm EDT

$5 RESERVATIONS ENCOURAGED. See details below.
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Reservations are strongly recommended as seating is limited.

We invite you to join us October 11 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
for a presentation of “Rebels on Lake Erie.”

A tale of intrigue, conspiracy, and adventure, set against the backdrop of the Civil War.

The Lawrence County Historical Society is proud to announce its upcoming speaker event, “Rebels on Lake Erie” with Jim Carnes, Mercer County Historical Society’s Civil War expert.

“Rebels on Lake Erie” tells the story of a raid on a Confederate Prisoner-of-War camp located on Johnson Island, Lake Erie, near Sandusky, Ohio. The Confederate guerillas’ raid, led by John Yates Beal, was designed to liberate Confederate officers, first taking them North to Canada and ultimately back down South where Confederate Army Officers were desperately needed.

RESERVATIONS are strongly encouraged as seating is limited.
Payment can be made at the event.

SPONSOR: This educational program is sponsored by the Almira Foundation.

DATE: September 13, 2023 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm

LOCATION: LCHS Annex building, 408 N Jefferson Street

TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE: Call us any Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday between 11 am and 4 pm (Tele: 724-658-4022). Or send an email to:

FEE TO ATTEND: $5 per person. Payment can be made at the event.

The Lawrence County Historical Society is committed to providing educational opportunities for the community and to promote awareness of Lawrence County history.

We look forward to seeing you October 11, 2023!

408 North Jefferson Street
New Castle, PA 16101 United States
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