Coming to the EV History Center…

Michael Huston reenacting a Union soldier at Chickamauga, Georgia.

Iowa Civil War Images with Michael Huston

Do you have Civil War ancestors to share?

On Sunday, August 28th, at 2:00 p.m., Michael Huston from Wellman will be presenting “Iowa Civil War Images,” a program that features his large collection of photographs from the Civil War and the story of how he collected them.

You are invited to bring your Civil War images, too.

Michael encourages attendees to bring any images that they have questions about, and most definitely any Civil War images that they might have. He will also be willing to do some research on the ancestors of the attendees as well, if they have questions about an ancestor’s service, etc. He will have his computer available, and he has a variety of resources.

Huston and his wife Sarah are natives of Wellman, Iowa, where they currently reside with their three children, Caedyn (13), Adelyn (13), and Aftyn (7). Mike graduated from Iowa State University in 2004 with a degree in Agricultural Education. While his entire career has been dedicated to working in the seed industry and farming with his father, his love for history is something that he dedicates much of his spare time to. He often says he’s a Territory Manager for Pioneer Seeds by day and an amateur historian, genealogist, and collector of Civil War images by night.

His interest in the Civil War started at a young age when he watched The Civil War, A Film By Ken Burns, documentary with his grandfather. Mike is the descendant of five federal Civil War soldiers and, in his spare time, he enjoys keeping their memory alive by participating in living histories and historical reenactments.

Mike collects images of Iowa Civil War soldiers with an emphasis on Washington County. In December of 2021, his article about a large photo composite of members of Company C 19th Iowa Infantry entitled “The Pride of Washington County” was published in Military Images magazine. He will also be contributing to another article about Iowa Civil War images that will be featured in the December 2022 issue of Military Images.

The EV History Center is located at 108 N. Main Street in North English, and all are invited to attend this event at no charge. Donations are accepted.

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