Events

Mar
14
Sat
“Civil War Myths & Mistakes” with Garry Adelman @ The National Civil War Museum
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The National Civil War Museum will offer its third program in our 2020 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Garry Adelman.

Myths and mistakes have been part of the story of the Civil War ever since the war itself. Indeed, even as the war unfolded, participants engaged in reputation protection, misunderstandings and intentional myth-making.  Later, historians, authors, filmmakers and others propagated myth and injected error into known events which conspire to make historical truths elusive. Join Garry Adelman, chief historian of the American Battlefield Trust for a lively discussion of the well-known and little-known myths and mistakes that drive many Civil War enthusiasts crazy. From humanity to calamity, bravery to slavery, and secession to putrefaction, we’ll try to sort fact from fiction and have a bit of fun in the process!

Garry Adelman is the Chief Historian at the American Battlefield Trust. He is an award-winning author, co-author or editor of 20 books and 50 Civil War articles. He is the vice president of the Center for Civil War Photography and has been a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg for 25 years. He has lectured at hundreds of locations across the country, has appeared as a speaker on numerous televised documentaries.

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

Mar
15
Sun
Civil War Dance Classes @ The National Civil War Museum
Mar 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mar
28
Sat
From Gettysburg to Little Big Horn: The George Armstrong Custer, Civil War and Indian Wars 2020 Symposium @ The National Civil War Museum
Mar 28 @ 8:45 am – 5:00 pm
Apr
4
Sat
“Crossing the Deadlines: The Rise of Civil War Prisons as Dark Tourist Destinations” 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.

“Crossing the Deadlines: The Rise of Civil War Prisons as Dark Tourist Destinations”
Presented by Dr. Michael P. Gray

Dr. Michael P. Gray is a Professor of History at East Stroudsburg University.

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

May
9
Sat
“The Civil War in a Global Context” with Dr. Aaron Sheehan-Dean @ The National Civil War Museum
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The National Civil War Museum will offer its fifth program in our 2020 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Aaron Sheehan-Dean

"The Civil War in a Global Context"
Presented by Dr. Aaron Sheehan-Dean

Dr. Aaron Sheehan-Dean is the Fred C. Frey Professor of History and History Department Chair at Louisiana State University.

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

Jun
13
Sat
“A Broken Regiment – The 16th Connecticut’s Civil War” with Dr. Lesley Jill Gordon @ The National Civil War Museum
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The National Civil War Museum will offer its sixth program in our 2020 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Lesley Jill Gordon.

"A Broken Regiment: The 16th Connecticut's Civil War"
Presentation with Dr. Lesley Jill Gordon- Professor of History at the University of Alabama.

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.

 

Aug
8
Sat
“U.S. Grant, the Meaning of the Civil War, and the Election of 1868” with Dr. Joan Waugh @ The National Civil War Museum
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The National Civil War Museum will offer its eighth program in our 2020 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Joan Waugh.

"U.S. Grant, the Meaning of the Civil War, and the Election of 1868"
Presentation with Dr. Joan Waugh - Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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

 

Sep
19
Sat
“The Jubal Early School: How the Losers Wrote Civil War History” with Dr. Kathryn J. Shively @ The National Civil War Museum
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The National Civil War Museum will offer its ninth program in our 2020 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Kathryn J. Shively.

"The Jubal Early School: How the Losers Wrote Civil War History"
Presentation with Dr. Kathryn J. Shively - Associate Professor of History at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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

 

Oct
17
Sat
“The Supreme Court and the Civil War” with Dr. Rachel A. Shelden @ The National Civil War Museum
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The National Civil War Museum will offer its tenth program in our 2020 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Rachel A. Shelden.

"The Supreme Court and the Civil War"
Presentation with Dr. Rachel A. Shelden - Associate Professor of History and Director of the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center at Penn State University.

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