Miniseries The Civil War

The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) will be featuring Ken Burns’  1990 miniseries, “The Civil War” throughout May. In this nine-part series, Burns uses contemporary cinematography, archival photographs, paintings and newspaper images to teach about the Civil War. The series is rated TV-14 for various reasons including violence, gore and intense scenes.

The program host, Joe Long, a Grand Rapids native and history scholar, will lead a short discussion after each episode to review the details of the war as portrayed in the film. 

Episodes will be viewed twice each week at 1 pm at the Wood County Senior Center (140 S. Grove Street, Bowling Green). Program dates and episode titles are listed below:

Tuesday, May 3: Episode 1 – “The Cause” (1 hour, 40 minutes)

Wednesday, May 4: Episode 2 – “A Very Bloody Affair” (1 hour, 9 minute)

Wednesday, May 11: Episode 3 – “Forever Free” (1 hour, 16 minutes)

Thursday, May 12: Episode 4 – “Simply Murder” (1 hour, 1 minute)

Tuesday, May 17: Episode 5 – “The Universe of Battle” (1 hour, 36 minutes)

Thursday, May 19: Episode 6 – “Valley of the Shadow of Death” (1 hour, 9 minutes)

Tuesday, May 24: Episode 7 – “Most Hallowed Ground” (1 hour, 12 minutes)

Thursday, May 26: Episode 8 – “War is All Hell” (1 hour, 9 minutes)

Tuesday, May 31: Episode 9 – “The Better Angels of Our Nature” (1 hour, 8 minutes)

Please call the WCCOA Programs Department for more information or to register at 419.353.5661 or 800.367.4935 or email


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