Members of the Civil War Commission in conjunction with the Tazewell County Museum met at 7pm Thursday evening at the Miller Center in Pekin, IL. This is the 150th Anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. The meeting was conducted by Civil War member Dean Dwyer. The Commission watched a video by Professor Gary W. Gallagher who teaches History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia.
The video had to do with the Economy of the North. Special speaker for the event Floyd Church of Springfield was unavailable. Tazewell County Museum and Education Center President was in attendance and introduced her special guest Bryan Soady, who is the son of Fred Soady.