March 28, 2014, marks the 150th anniversary of the Charleston Riot that took place in this Illinois town during the Civil War. To commemorate and share the history of the Riot, a three-day event has been put together for March 28-30, 2014, in Charleston. The event is free, with the exception of the Saturday dinner, where tickets are $30 (I heard about a week ago they were close to selling out). There are a variety of activities planned over the three-day period. The dinner on Saturday night will feature noted Lincoln scholar, Harold Holzer, who is a fantastic and entertaining speaker (well worth the $30 admission!). To learn more about the event, including a schedule of activities, visit The Charleston Illinois Riot website.
Photo: Charleston, Illinois, courthouse. The photo is in the public domain and available at Wikipedia.