6TH ANNUAL U.S. GRANT SYMPOSIUM

August 9, 2019  |  Soldiers Memorial Military Museum  |  1315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO

Join Missouri Humanities and the U.S. Grant Trail for the Sixth Annual U.S. Grant Symposium on August 9, 2019 in downtown St. Louis.  The series features a principal lecture by Ulysses Grant expert and author Dr. Tim Smith of the University of Tennessee – Martin.  Additional speakers and performances will round out this annual event, intended to highlight and solidify Missouri’s position at the center point for the study of Grant’s military and political life.

Check-in and registration will open at 9:00AM.  Opening and welcome will begin at 9:45AM with the first session kicking-off at 10:00AM.  See below for session times, titles, and speaker information.

Lunch break will be from 12:00PM – 1:20PM.  All attendees will be emailed a list of dining options in the area prior to the symposium.  Hard copies will also be provided during check-in.

Special thanks to the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum for donating workspace for this event.

SPEAKERS

10:00AM – 10:50AM

Julia Dent Grant and the Importance of Family

PAM SANFILIPPO

EDUCATION SPECIALIST

Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum & Boyhood Home

11:00AM – 11:50AM

Standing on the Promises: James Milton Turner and the Promise of America

GREG CARR

PROFESSOR OF ARTS & SCIENCE

Harris-Stowe State University

1:15PM – 2:10PM  |  KEYNOTE ADDRESS

The Military Education of Ulysses S. Grant

DR. TIMOTHY SMITH

PROFESSOR OF HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY

University of Tennessee at Martin McNairy County/Selmer Center

2:15PM – 3:00PM

Suppressing the Rebellion: Missouri State Militia and Missouri Enrolled Militia

JAMES ERWIN

PRESIDENT

Civil War Roundtable of St. Louis