01February Saturday
Events,Special Event

31st Annual General John A. Logan Birthday Breakfast

Time: Saturday, February 1, 2020 7:00 am - 10:00 am / Murphysboro Middle School
Come celebrate General Logan’s 194th Birthday! The menu includes baked sausage/egg casserole; assorted muffins; chilled fresh fruit cup; and coffee and chilled orange juice The Logan Birthday Breakfast raises money for the  “Logan Days at the Museum” for fourth through sixth graders.
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04April Saturday
Events,Special Event

american-battlefield-trust-park-day-clean-up has been canceled

Time: Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm / General John A. Logan Museum
Civil War PARK DAY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY General John A. Logan Museum 1613 Edith Street Murphysboro, IL 62966 April 4, 2020 9:00 am 4 pm Come and help out for part or all of the day. Planned Activities include: Building or Repairing Fences, Landscaping, Painting, Trash Removal, Screening for an ongoing archaeological excavation Planned Low-Impact Activities […]
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22February Saturday
Events,Gallery Talk,Special Event


Time: Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm / General John A. Logan Museum
Portrayed by Marlene Rivero Ann Bradford Strokes (1833-1903) worked aboard the Navy’s first Hospital Ship Red Rover of Mound City, Illinois. She worked with sick and wounded soldiers aboard the United States Naval Hospital Ship (U.S.N.) throughout the Western Theater of the Civil War on both the Ohio and Mississippi rivers and their tributaries. Stokes […]
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14March Saturday
Events,Special Event


Time: Saturday, March 14, 2020 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm / General John A. Logan Museum
“The environment shapes my artistic practice. Since 2017, my current studio is located in the land of John A. Logan’s birthplace. The museum and the archaeological site are dedicated to research and to preserve the history of the Logan family, owners of the land. John A. Logan made history at a national level by his […]
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16October Wednesday
Gallery Talk

Civil War Medicine: Myths & Innovations

Time: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:00 pm - 6:30 pm / John A. Logan Museum
Dr. Trevor Steinbach is a retired Elementary Principal & Curriculum Director for the GenoaKingston School District in Genoa, IL. He has over 45 years of experience in Education grades K-12. His undergraduate degrees are in History, Communications, and English, his two Masters Degrees in Curriculum and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Dr. Steinbach has been portraying Civil War medical officers since the early 1990’s. His current personas include Dr. James R.M. Gaskill from 17th Corps Field Hospital and Dr. Urban G. Owen from the Army of Tennessee Field Hospital. He is the Division Surgeon for the First Federal Division, a national group of reenactors from New York to California that run large events. In that capacity, he facilitates real medical personnel at their events that have between 2,000-10,000 reenactors as a First Responder. He has presented his medical impressions at over 700 events in IL, WI, KY, TN, MS, VA, PA, MO, and IA. He has published over 195 articles on medicine in the Civil War Courier national publication. He writes a feature monthly column on medicine of the period. He is a member of the Board of Directors with the Society of Civil War Surgeons, which provides seminars and support for medical reenactors and historians. Dr. Steinbach has presented at the Society’ National Convention and he has written teacher materials on Medicine for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. His movie credits includes the independent movies "Prairie Rose" in which he portrays a Confederate Surgeon at the prisoner of war Camp Douglas in Chicago in 1864, “Finding Isaac Thorp” in which he portrays a Union Surgeon, and “Seeing the Elephant” the 360 movie at the Midwest Civil War Museum in Kenosha, WI. He resides in Batavia, IL and is a life member of the Batavia Historical Society.
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10January Friday
Events,Special Event

CLOSED: Friday, January 10th through Sunday, January 12th, 2020

Time: Friday, January 10, 2020 January 10, 2020 - January 12, 2020 / General John A. Logan Museum
General John A. Logan Museum will be closed Friday, January 10th through Sunday, January 12th, 2020.  We will be closed on Monday, January 13th, as is the regular schedule, and will reopen Tuesday, January 14th.  We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
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11September Saturday
Events,Special Event

Evening on the Prairie

Time: Saturday, September 11, 2021 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm / Murphysboro, General John A. Logan Musuem
NEWS FROM THE LOGAN MUSUEM – A NEW EVENT The Museum’s Events Committee would like to announce its new fundraiser “Evening on the Prairie.” Due to the unfortunate circumstances of 2020, the Museum hasn’t sponsored a fundraising event since February of that year. Please join us to celebrate our return to normalcy in the safest […]
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15February Saturday
Events,Gallery Talk

From Slavery to Empowerment

Time: Saturday, February 15, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm / General John A. Logan Museum
Elder Marilyn James will take us on a storytelling journey through the history of her family in Southern Illinois; from her enslaved great-great grandpa to her present family history in Pulaski, Tamms, Sandusky and Carbondale,Illinois. The presentation will include a pictorial display of her family history and legacies.
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11February Saturday
Events,events,Special Event

General John A. Logan Birthday Breakfast

Time: Saturday, February 11, 2023 8:00 am - 10:00 am / Murphysboro Middle School Cafeteria
February 11th. 2023 8:00 – 10:00 am
19April Friday
Events,events,Special Event

General John A. Logan Museum’s Trivia Night at the Murphysboro Moose Lodge

Time: Friday, April 19, 2024 7:00 pm - 12:00 am / Murphysboro Moose Lodge
Fundraiser for the General John A. Logan Museum building expansion.  Friday, April 19, Murphysboro Moose Lodge.  Teams up to 8 players: $25 per person. Snacks furnished: Beverages purchased at the bar. To reserve a table, call the Museum (618-684-3455) or text Betsy (618-967-0443)
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