Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29
Hosted by the Reeves Museum and the Dover Public Library
William Clarke Quantrill was born and raised in Dover before moving to the western frontier of Kansas in the 1850’s and joining the Confederate Army during the Civil War. On August 21, 1863, Quantrill and his band of guerrilla fighters attacked and burned Lawrence, Kansas, cementing his place in the lore of the American Civil War. Learn more about Quantrill at this two-day symposium featuring author visits, a walking tour guided by Russ Volkert, and more.
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Friday, July 28
7:00 PM at the Reeves Carriage House
- Ed Leslie: The Devil Knows How to Ride: The True Story of William Clarke Quantrill and His Confederate Raiders
Saturday, July 29
9:30 AM at the Dover Public Library
- Walking tour of Quantrill Historical Sites with Russ Volkert
1:00 – 3:00 PM at the Dover Public Library
- Letters to Mother with Kelly Mezurek, Ph.D, Associate Professor of History at Walsh University
- Legends and Burial of Quantrill with Kim Jurkovic, Curator with the Tuscarawas County Historical Society
- Dover’s Response to Quantrill with Jon Baker from the Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society
- The Rise and Fall of Quantrill the Killer: Understanding William Clarke Quantrill in the Context of Nineteenth Century Violence and Manhood with Dr. Joseph Beilein of Penn State University