Dr. Ashley Whitehead Luskey is the Assistant Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, where she works closely with Gettysburg College students on a variety of original research-based Civil War and public history projects, coordinates the annual CWI summer conference, and gives tours of the battlefield to visitors. Prior to her arrival at CWI, Ashley worked for 10 years with the National Park Service, including most recently, an eight-year stint as a Park Ranger and historian at Richmond National Battlefield Park, where she helped co-organize and lead numerous special events for the Civil War Sesquicentennial. She is currently revising her dissertation manuscript, a cultural study of the wives and daughters of Confederate Richmond's leading generals, politicians, and businessmen, for publication.
The 2018 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.