Grant Exhibit Now Open.
20, 2010 at the Powers Museum.
The exhibit Lee and Grant
provides a major reassessment of the lives,
careers, and historical impact of Civil War
generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant. The
Powers Museum, 1617 West Oak Street in Carthage,
Missouri, is proud to host this exhibit, the only
showing in Missouri or elsewhere in the
four-state area in 2010-11. The event marks the
start of Carthages commemoration of the
Civil War Sesquicentennial which will continue
into next year with additional events. Special
Lee and Grant exhibit programs scheduled include
a Civil War Chautauqua will be held Sept. 17-19
at Stones Throw Theater in Carthage (796 S.
Stone Lane) featuring Gen. Grant (Sept 18 at 7:30
pm), Gen. Lee (Sept. 17 at 7:30 pm) and Mary
Chestnut (Sept. 19 at 2 pm). Advance reservations
for tickets is suggested for the Chautauqua
performances since seating is limited at 90.
Tickets can be reserved in person at the Powers
Museum during regular business hours
(Tuesday-Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday noon to
5:00 pm) or by phone or email.
Other activities during the run
of the exhibit include several free lectures, a
Civil War Authors Book Fair (Oct. 2), Civil War
ancester genealogy workshops (Oct. 9), craft make
and take sessions, storyhour in a Civil War tent,
hands-on activities, and several gallery talks
and lectures by area historians. The entire
schedule can be seen at the www.powersmuseum.com
under the Schedule page then click link for
Special Programs. Readers may also request an
event brochure by calling 417-237-0456 or
emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All programs are
free. Admission to the exhibit is free.
It also encourages audiences to
move beyond the traditional mythology of both men
and rediscover them within the context of their
own timebased on their own words and those
of their contemporaries. Lee and Grant presents
photographs, paintings, prints, coins,
reproduction clothing, accoutrements owned by the
two men, documents written in their own hands,
and biographical and historical records to reveal
each man in his historical and cultural context,
allowing audiences to compare the ways each has
been remembered for almost 150 years.
"Visitors will enjoy
discovering similarities and differences between
Lee and Grant that are rarely pointed out,"
said Dr. William M. S. Rasmussen, exhibition
co-curator and the Lora M. Robins Curator of Art
at the Virginia Historical Society. "These
generals have been explored by historians for
decades, but Lee and Grant is the first
exhibition to present the two men together so
that visitors can make decisions about them, side
by side, based on facts. We hope that after they
view Lee and Grant, visitors will give more
thought to the legacies of both generals."
Lee and Grant has been made
possible by NEH on the Road, a special initiative
of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
NASCAR THIS WEEK
By Monte Dutton
by Chad's Garage
HAMPTON, Ga. -- Is Tony Stewart
making the kind of late emergence that could win
him a third Sprint Cup championship?
Stewart, 39, won the Emory
Healthcare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. His
average finish in the past 11 races is 9.18. He
finally broke into the winners column.
After winning for the first
time this year, Stewart actually said he felt
better about this season -- fourth in points, one
win, two poles -- than last season, where at this
point he had 3,694 points (109 more than Kevin
Harvicks total now) and three wins. Stewart
led the points by 237 then. He trails Harvick by
Yet Stewart said after winning
the Emory Healthcare 500 that a year ago, he was
leading the points and headed downhill, while,
this year, hes trailing but reeling in
other contenders by leaps and bounds.
"I dont know if we
have peaked," said Stewart. "How do you
know when youve peaked? I guess if
youre winning every week, you feel like
youre peaking to a certain degree. ...
Its been a lot of little steps in the last
10 to 12 races.
"At this stage (in 2009),
we were pointing downhill, and this year, I feel
like we are pointing uphill."
Statistics do] show that
the first two finishers in Sunday nights
race are the most consistent in the Sprint Cup
Series ... recently. Carl Edwards average
finish over the past eight races is 5.0, but
Edwards hasnt yet won.
Now Stewart has won. And
he is hot.
noticed it, but we have noticed it
internally," he said. "Its a much
better feeling right now this time of year than
it was a year ago."
"We were on such a high,
leading the points, and had won races
already," Stewart insisted.
Both Stewart and his team are
flushed with success at the moment, and with the
Chase for the Sprint Cup about to commence,
its not a bad place to be.