305. N. Madison Ave. Eatonton
Old School History Museum
Sunday At The Museum Lecture Series
The Plaza Arts Center | 305 N. Madison Ave. Eatonton, GA
Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Speaker: Scott K. Gilbert, Jr.
Topic: “Native Americans in the Civil War”
Scott K. Gilbert, Jr., will present his program entitled “Native Americans in the Civil War” at the Old School History Museum’s Sunday lecture series on August 4th at 2:00 p.m.
This unique and fascinating program will focus on General Stand Watie of the Cherokee Nation and the Native American tribes in the Southeast aligned with Confederate forces.
Gilbert has a strong interest in the military history of Native Americans in the Southeast and has devoted much time to researching their important — and sometimes forgotten – role in the American Civil War.
As an active member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans for 28 years, Gilbert has served on many levels of the organization to include Camp Commander, Brigade Commander, and two terms as Division Commander.
In addition to his study of Native Americans in the Civil War, Gilbert is also an advocate for historical preservation in Georgia. As a living historian and reenactor, Gilbert has presented programs to over 30,000 students in five counties during a 19-year period.
He holds memberships in a number of historical organizations and has been heavily involved in preservation projects. Among his projects are service on the oversight committees of both the Nash Farm Battlefield Park in Henry County and the Holiday Dorsey Fife House Museum in Fayetteville.
Gilbert is a descendent of pioneer settlers of Georgia, many coming from Greene, Morgan, and the surrounding counties of Lake Country. He grew up in Henry County and has been a sales representative and business owner for many years. He and his wife Amanda have been married for 29 years and have two grown sons.
The lecture is free, but donations are appreciated. Refreshments served in the museum after the lecture.