I am excited to say that I will be attending this summers annual Gettysburg College Civil War Institute. I was awarded one of the few Public Historians Scholarships offered by the college.
This Institute is an annual conference hosted by the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College where scholars, public historians, and the general public gather for five days to discuss Civil War topics and take battlefield tours. I was fortunate enough to attend another conference put on by the Institute in 2013. It was a tremendous learning and networking experience in my young career.
Keeping up with the sesqui cycle the conference will focus on the Civil War in 1865. This includes bus tours to Richmond and Petersburg!
I look forward to meeting new people and rekindling friendships from years past. If you are attending, let me know!
Gettysburg National Military Park is the most visited Civil War park in America. The vast amount of interpretation done on a daily basis can outnumber that of smaller parks. During the winter months the staff at Gettysburg hosts a “Winter Lecture Series.” These lectures, hosted at the park cover all facets of the Civil War from battles, leaders, reconciliation, and memory.
During the sesquicentennial cycle these lectures have coincided with historical events taking place 150 years ago. Starting this year the park began to videotape these lectures and post them online.
Gettysburg’s YouTube Channel has over 100 videos. These include hour long Ranger programs and special events. For folks who cannot travel to Pennsylvania and experience the historical landscape in person, these videos are a great alternative. Specifically during this harsh winter.