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History Hounds - Never Making It Home: The Steamboat Sultana Disaster of 1865

History Hounds - Never Making It Home: The Steamboat Sultana Disaster of 1865
Watch via Zoom
  • What history zoom virtual event
  • When Oct 27, 2021 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM (America/New_York / UTC-400)
  • Where Zoom
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Phone 269-945-4263
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As a member of the Historical Society of Michigan (HSM), the Hastings Public Library is able to give patrons access to virtual presentations on Michigan history.

History Hounds Never Making It Home

As the Civil War was ending, nearly 2,000 recently released Union ex-prisoners-of-war, including hundreds from Michigan, were crowded onto the riverboat Sultana. When the Sultana exploded and burned near Memphis on April 27, 1865, almost 1,200 people died. Join us to learn about the greatest maritime disaster in U.S. history.

Email staff@HastingsPublicLibrary.org for information on how to register for this event.

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Hastings Public Library
227 E. State St., Hastings, MI 49058

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Phone: 269-945-4263
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Library & Drive-thru Hours (effective June 14, 2021):

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