Boots and Saddles: Horses in the Civil War

Exhibit will be on display through June 7, 2020. This exhibit examines the employment of horses and the fact that they were indispensable during the war. The need for horses during the four year war never let up as these equine soldiers performed every task assigned...

The Business of War

Exhibit opens January 27, 2019 and will be on display through December 31, 2019. The Business of War exhibit will discuss how private businesses adapted to a war economy and contributed to or detracted from the war effort in their Union or Confederate sphere of...

Upcoming Events and Speakers

Nov
16
Sat
“Decisions at Gettysburg: The Nineteen Critical Decisions that Define the Battle” with Colonel Matt Spruill, III, USA Ret. @ The National Civil War Museum
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Matthew SpruillThe National Civil War Museum will offer its eleventh program in our 2019 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Colonel Matt Spruill, III, USA Ret..

The 2019 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.

 

 

Dec
14
Sat
“Sunday School Connections to Underground RR in Harrisburg” with Historian Calobe Jackson @ The National Civil War Museum
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Calobe JacksonThe National Civil War Museum will offer its twelfth and final program in our 2019 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Historical Society of Dauphin County Board Member and Historian Calobe Jackson.

The 2019 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.

 

 

Jan
25
Sat
“New Acquisitions and Seldom Seen Treasures of the Museum” with NCWM Curator, Brett E. Kelley @ The National Civil War Museum
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Brett E. Kelley

The National Civil War Museum will offer its first program in our 2020 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with NCWM Curator, Brett E. Kelley.

“New Acquisitions and Seldom Seen Treasures of the Museum”
Brett will discuss the significance of these new acquisitions and how they will complement existing Museum artifacts, both on display and preserved in artifact storage. This presentation will include a display of the NCWM’s newest donations and additions to the Museum collection in our Education Gallery, first floor.

About the Presenter: Brett E. Kelley has a BA Degree in American Studies, Pennsylvania State University and has been with the Museum full-time since June 2000. Brett was honorably discharged from the USMC with the rank of Sergeant in 1999.

The 2020 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.

Feb
22
Sat
“From Gettysburg to Madison County, Kentucky and Back To Gettysburg: A Local Boy Comes To His Own Hometown To Fight in the Civil War’s Greatest Battle.” with Wayne E. Motts @ The National Civil War Museum
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The National Civil War Museum will offer its second program in our 2020 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with NCWM Chief Executive Officer & Licensed Gettysburg Battlefield Guide, Wayne E. Motts.

“From Gettysburg to Madison County, Kentucky and Back To Gettysburg: A Local Boy Comes To His Own Hometown To Fight in the Civil War’s Greatest Battle.”
George W. H. Stouch was born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 1842. The son of a carriage maker, he lived in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania with his family until 1856 when his family relocated to Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky. At the outbreak of the war, George joined the United States Regular Army and fought with Army of the Potomac. He came back to his hometown (Gettysburg), and on July 2, 1863 while fighting in the Wheatfield, he was wounded in action. He stayed in the regular army after the war and retired a lieutenant colonel. He died in 1906 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Join historian Wayne E. Motts, the CEO of the National Civil War Museum located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to hear more of Stouch’s unique story.

Wayne E. Motts is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Civil War Museum, one of the largest Civil War Museums in the country, located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He has been a licensed battlefield guide at the Gettysburg National Military Park for thirty-one years. He is the co-author (with James Hessler) of Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg: A Guide to the Most Famous Attack in American History, released in 2015 by Savas Beatie of California.

The 2020 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.

Apr
4
Sat
“Civil War Prisons – Dark Tourism” with Dr. Michael P. Gray @ The National Civil War Museum
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The National Civil War Museum will offer its fourth program in our 2020 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Michael P. Gray.

"Civil War Prisons - Dark Tourism"
Presented by Dr. Michael P. Gray

The 2020 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.

Jul
18
Sat
“Shaping the Contours of Federalism: the American Civil War in New Perspective” with Dr. Stephen D. Engle @ The National Civil War Museum
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The National Civil War Museum will offer its seventh program in our 2020 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Stephen D. Engle.

"Shaping the Contours of Federalism: The American Civil War in New Perspective"
Presentation with Dr. Stephen D. Engle - Professor and Director, History Symposium Series at Florida Atlantic University.

The 2020 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.