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2019 Lessons in History Speakers Series

2019 Lessons in History Speakers Series

  • Dates: Sep 21, Oct 19, Nov 16, Dec 14 2019
  • Location: National Civil War Museum
  • Region: Harrisburg Area
  • Address: One Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA 17103
  • Phone: (717) 260-1861
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Price: Free
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The National Civil War Museum presents its 2019 Lessons in History Speaker Series with 12 free lectures open to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.

March 23: The Whole Civil War in 45 Minutes with Garry Adelman, Director of History and Education for the Civil War Trust.

April 6: Embattle Freedom: Journey's through the U.S. Civil War's Slave Refugee Camps with Dr. Amy Murrell Taylor, Assistant Professor of History, University of Kentucky

May 11: Heading Home: The Army of Northern Virginia in the Wake of Surrender with Dr. Caroline E. Janney, Professor of History, University of Virginia

June 8: Mississippi and the Care of Confederate Veterans with Dr. Susannah Ural, Professor of History, University of Southern Mississippi

July 27: Manufacturing for Our Masters: Slave Labor, the Tredegar Iron Works, and the Confederate War Effort with Dr. Mary DeCredico, Professor of History, United States Naval Academy

August 24: Lincoln in the Atlantic World with Dr. Louise L. Stevenson, Professor of History and American Studies, Franklin and Marshall College

September 21: The Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy with Dr. Lorien Foote, professor and director of Graduate Studies History Department, Texas A&M University

October 19: Civil War Logistics: A Study of Military Transportation with Dr. Earl J. Hess, Professor of History, Lincoln Memorial University

November 16: Decisions at Gettysburg: The Nineteen Critical Decisions that Define the Battle with Colonel Matt Spruill III, Ret.

December 14: Sunday School Connections to the Underground RR in Harrisburg with historian Calobe Jackson

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2019 Lessons in History Speakers Series