Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sesquicentennial Great Hanging Event

This event has been CANCELED!!
**Please check out the follow-up announcement by the Clark family here** 


October 12-13, 2012
Gainesville, Texas

The Morton Museum of Gainesville has recently added information about the Commemoration of the Great Hanging to their calendar.  This event will take place October 12-13, 2012 in Gainesville, Texas.

A website was created for the event: 

The home page states the following:

This Civil War Tragedy resulted in the hanging of forty men suspected of being unionists. 
The two day event commemorates the 150th year of the Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas.
, October 12, 2012 includes bus tours to historic sites and an evening meal with a Civil War Ball. 

On Saturday, October 13, the day starts with coffee and donuts, lectures by distinguished authors, lunch, a film entitled "Black October" and a panel discussion.

Visit the website for registration information.  Hope to see you there!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this information. Our family will try to go. Hopefully it will be worth our time and money to attend. Want to find out more about our ancestor who was hanged and what happened during the hangings.

Anonymous said...

PS to last post. Will someone be there with information about the individual men who were hanged? Will the local historical or genealogical society be around to answer questions?