In recognition of the acquisition of the John C. Smith Collection of documents, a special program will be held Tuesday, July 22, 7 pm at the United Methodist Church which he helped construct (125 S. Bench Street). Corey Ritterbusch, the Nine Galena Generals’ John C. Smith enactor, will give a brief program and a reading of six original battlefield letters written from Smith to his wife Lotte. A reception will follow in the Church fellowship hall. The event is free and open to the public. Call 815.777.9129 for more details.