Datebook: September 17 - Constitution & Antietam

Sep 17, 2012

The US Constitution was signed on this day in 1787, which also happens to be the bloodiest-single day battle in American history, 75 years later, in the Battle of Antietam (1862) - the first major battle in the Civil War on Union soil. United we stand, divided we fall.

It’s Monday, September 17

A traditional Japanese dance troupe called Iwami Kagura performs tomorrow night at 7 in Wrather Auditorium on the campus of Murray State University.  The dynamic Kagura dance form is known for its up-tempo drum rhythms and spectacular costumes.  The performance is free and open to the public. 

The Glema Mahr Center for the Arts offers an exhibit of traditional quilts by the Piecemakers Quilt Club, on display in the Anne P. Baker Gallery.  The exhibit, titled “Carryin’ On the Tradition,” runs through October 26.  Gallery hours are posted at

The Murray State Music Department presents a Faculty and Guest Artist Recital tomorrow evening at 6 in the Performing Arts Hall, located on the second floor of the Fine Arts Building.  The free recital features a string quartet made up of Murray State University and Western Kentucky University faculty members, performing works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Dvorak. 

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