Civil War Currency Lecture – March 22, 2014

| Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Join us for a special lecture on Civil War Currency presented by Jeff Dahlgren in the Banning Museum’s Stagecoach Barn on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 10:00 am.
Mr. Dahlgren has been involved with the “Civil War Trust” for 15 years and is also on the Board of Trustees. He has an ancestor who was a Union Admiral during the Civil War and personal friend of Abraham Lincoln.
The lecture will cover the different types of currencies and notes that were used during the Civil War. The design, artwork of the notes, conditions stated in writing on the notes and the value and redeeming the notes will also be discussed. At the end of the lecture guests will be able to view different types of confederate currencies, as well as Civil War items from Admiral Dahlgren.
Admission to this event is $5 and light refreshments will be served.  For more information or to RSVP call the Friends of Banning Museum at (310) 548-2005

One Comment

  1. Doug Jones says:

    I saw where you’re going to have a lecture on Civil War currency.

    I thought I’d make you drool a bit. I’m retired DWP City of L.A. Years before that I worked construction. I met an older guy and worked with him during the 1960’s to 1968. He told me that when he was a kid he was a laborer in Pensacola, FL. He was working tearing down an old courthouse for the used lumber. Behind a false wall in a closet he found a suitcase and it contained $1,000,000 bucks in Confederate money.

    It being worthless at the time and even sometimes given out in breakfast cereal boxes, he gave all that Confederate money to children in his neighborhood to play with.

    End of story. He’s long dead and the money is long gone.

    Doug in Arizona