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Discovering the Civil War Teacher Preview
May 21, 2011
Discovering the Civil War Lecture, “Why Does the Civil War Matter Today?”
This special teacher event is an opportunity to learn more about the Civil War and consider its relevance to our lives today. The morning will begin with a lecture from an award-winning educator & Civil War expert David Finney. He will share rich stories to illuminate why the Civil War still matters and how we can teach this to our young people.

Mr. Finney has traveled to historic sites throughout the United States, observed and even narrated battle reenactments and spent years in the classroom teaching about the Civil War. Plan to gain a deeper level of understanding, hear the stories behind the artifacts, and be one of the first to visit our NEW exhibit. Mr. Finney’s lecture will be followed by a brief question & answer session. Then, teachers & guests will head to the Museum to visit the Discovering the Civil War exhibit alongside Mr. Finney and The Henry Ford education staff.

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9:30am - 10:00am Check-in and registration
Anderson Theatre (Henry Ford Museum)
Onsite registration will be available
10:00am - 11:00am Lecture and Q & A
11:00am - 12:00pm Discovering The Civil War Tour with Mr. Finney and The Henry Ford staff

directions/maps
The Henry Ford is located in Dearborn, Michigan on the corner of Village Road and Oakwood Boulevard, just west of the Southfield Freeway (M-39) and south of Michigan Avenue (US-12).
The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
From the East or West via I-94:
Take I-94 to the Oakwood Boulevard exit; go north on Oakwood. The Henry Ford is 2.5 miles from the exit on the corner of Village Road and Oakwood Boulevard.
From the South via I-75:
Exit to northbound Southfield Freeway (M-39); drive 4.1 miles to Oakwood Boulevard (Exit 4). Left on Oakwood and drive 1.8 miles.
From the North via Southfield Road (or I-96):
Take Southfield Freeway (M-39) south 4.5 miles past I-96 and exit at Michigan avenue (Exit 6). Continue on the Southfield service drive (veer left) for .5 mile. At the first stoplight, turn right onto Village Road (through the iron gates) and drive .75 mile.
Metro Detroit often has major construction projects. Please check the following sites for the latest on construction areas and road closures.
Michigan Department of Transportation
AAA Traffic & Construction Report
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