The Warren Historical Society will present snapshots of life in Warren during the Civil War Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m., preceded by a potluck at 6 p.m.

This illustrated presentation is the result of WHS research to explore how local families, cultural groups, and municipal services operated during the war, based on information contained in personal letters and other historical artifacts from the era.

Five families connected to Warren in 1860-1865 are highlighted: Anderson, Burgess, Counce, Cutting, and McCallum. Communications among members of these families reveal how they lived, loved, and served during an episode of great and violent change in America. Their narratives touch on various topics of the period, from Abraham Lincoln to the price of gold to Sunday picnics in local groves to the loss of sons, mothers, and babies, specifically from the perspective of Warren as a homefront.

Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend. Enthusiasts of science, economics, genealogy, and thought-provoking data interwoven with local history will not want to miss this talk, and the WHS extends a special welcome to members of the five families that are highlighted. The WHS is located in the Dr. Campbell House, 225 Main St., Warren. For more information, call 273-3351.