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On Thursday, November 15, 2018, author David R. Craig will hold a book discussion and signing for his book, “Greetings From Gettysburg,” at 7:00pm at the War Memorial Building in Shepherdstown, WV. Books will be available for purchase (cash or check) at the event. For the latest information, please visit the event’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1945618785739825/.

The fifth annual Civil War Christmas will take place in Shepherdstown from Friday, November 30 through Saturday, December 1, 2018. Please visit the Civil War Christmas Facebook event page for up to date information and see the event schedule for the weekend below. All events take place in Shepherdstown, WV and coincide with the greater Christmas in Shepherdstown activities. All events are free and open to the public. Please call the Center at 304-876-5429 or email jalarcon@shepherd.edu with any questions. We hope to see you all there! 

2018 Civil War Christmas Schedule

Friday, November 30, 2018
4:00pm – Building of the Military Encampment
George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War
136 W. German Street

6:30-7:45pm – Music Performance by the Village Brass and Lecture from Dr. Ashley Whitehead Luskey
“Last Christmas in the Confederate White House”
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church
100 W. Washington Street

8:00-9:00pm – Candlelight Self-guided Walking Tour of Private Homes in Shepherdstown and the Civil War Center. Please meet outside of the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church at 100 West Washington Street

Saturday, December 1, 2018
10:00am-3:00pm – Military Encampment
George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War
136 W. German Street

10:00am – Shepherdstown Christmas Parade
German Street

11.00 am: Firing Demonstration and Discussion of the Encampment
George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War
136 W. German Street

Noon: Presentation on Military and Civilian Fashion of the Civil War Era
George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War
136 W. German Street

1:00pm: Living History Demonstration: Arrest and Military Trial of Southern Soldiers and Collaborators
Front Lawn of the McMurran Hall and ending at the George Tyler Moore Center
101 E. German Street

2.00 pm: Firing Demonstration and Discussion of the Encampment
George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War
136 W. German Street

On Thursday, February 7, 2019, Dr. Jonathan Berkey, professor of history at Concord University, will lecture on the civilian experience in Jefferson County during the Civil War. The presentation will take place at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education on the Shepherd University campus at 7:00pm. More details to follow.

Travis Shaw, public programs coordinator at the Mosby Heritage Area Association, will present a program on the Potomac Home Brigade at 5:00pm on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Town Run Tap House and Community Pub in Shepherdstown, WV. More details to follow.

On Thursday, March 21, 2019, Stephen Potter, Regional Archaeologist Emeritus for the National Capital Region of the National Park Service, will present, “Bullets, Canister, Case and Shrapnel: Archaeology and GIS at the Piper Farm, Antietam National Battlefield.” The lecture will begin at 7:00pm at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education on the Shepherd University campus. More details will follow.

Dr. James Broomall will be presenting his latest book, Private Confederacies: The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men As Citizens and Soldiers, at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, PA on Saturday, March 30, 2019. More details will be posted for the discussion and book signing in early 2019.

Dwight Pitcaithley, former chief historian of the National Park Service, will speak at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education on the Shepherd University campus on Thursday, April 11, 2019. More details to follow early in 2019.