Events

Oct
19
Sat
“Civil War Logistics: A Study of Military Transportation” with Dr. Earl J. Hess @ The National Civil War Museum
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Earl J HessThe National Civil war Museum will offer its tenth program in our 2019 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Earl J. Hess, Professor of History, Lincoln Memorial University.

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

 

 

Nov
2
Sat
Free Day for all Dauphin County Residents
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

We will be hosting a free day at The National Civil War Museum for all Dauphin County residents. Upon arrival to the museum, Dauphin County residents will need to show their driver's license or state issued ID for their free entrance into the museum.

A special presentation will be given by Michael Boulware Moore

“The Farther You Can Look Back, The Farther Ahead You Can See.” Or, Why History Matters!

History is far more than an academic pursuit. It has critical contemporary meaning in the way that it frames current national perceptions and individual realities. In this talk, Michael shares a number of examples - both personal and societal - to illustrate the point that historical narratives have a critical impact on how we think of ourselves and behave today. This connectivity creates incredible pressure to ensure that the stories that we, as a nation, are telling our children - all of our children - put them in the best position to be successful. Michael leverages his personal connection - as the great great grandson of Civil War hero and Reconstruction Congressman Robert Smalls - to illustrate his story. He also talks about the power that museums like the forthcoming International African American Museum, of which he is Founding President, can have on our collective future.  

Michael Boulware Moore was the Founding President/CEO of the International African American Museum. Located where almost half of all enslaved Africans took their first steps in America, the $125 million museum will give voice to the people who arrived there, to their struggles and pain, and to their perseverance and contributions - all in the making of America. Michael is a seasoned business and community leader, board member, and author.  He has experience leading both iconic global brands and smaller, more entrepreneurial companies.  Michael is a thought leader on brand strategy and consumer behavior, and social justice and African American history. He has degrees from Syracuse and Duke universities. Michael is married, the father of four sons, and lives in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

This free day is sponsored by:

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.