Sunday, May 8, 2011

Midnight Madness!

It's that time of year again!  Willard Library, 21 First Avenue, Evansville, Indiana  is hosting its annual Midnight Madness 20 - 24 June 2011. Special Collections (2nd floor) will be open from 9 am until midnight for personal research and a variety of classes. Each day that week has a theme - In The Beginning (Monday), Moving Forward (Tuesday), A Call to Arms (Wednesday), Day of the Dead (Thursday) and In Reference to (Friday) Among the classes offered this year are the following:

Beginning Genealogy
Courthouse Research
Saving and Storing Your Research
Source Books for Genealogy
Church Records
Victorian Mourning Customs
World War I Genealogy
Brother Against Brother (Civil War Research)
Civil War: Evansville
Written In Stone: Tombstone Inscriptions
Finding Cemetery & Death Records
Becoming a Certified Genealogist
Memories (Journaling Your Memories)
Photographs & Collections: Evansville Museum

In addition, representatives of DAR, SAR, Civil War Roundtable, United Daughters of the Union and Confederacy will be present. A highlight of the week will be the Grey Lady Ghost Tour on Thursday, 23 June. I have seen the program on Victorian Mourning Customs and can tell you that it is very informative and entertaining.

Midnight Madness is one of the most popular events at Willard Library and attendance is high. All classes are free. For more information, check Willard Library's Website or call 812-425-4309. You will want to reserve a seat in the classes that interest you.

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