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Dr. Broomall will be participating in the Road Scholar visit to Shepherd University and the CATF for the second year in a row on July 17 and July 24. The groups will visit the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War and will listen to a presentation delivered by Dr. Broomall on the Battle of Antietam as well as the history of Harpers Ferry and Shepherdstown during the Civil War era

On July 19 and 21, 2018, Dr. Broomall will present during the 4th NEH Summer Institute for Teachers: Voices from the Misty Mountains and the Power of Storytelling: Appalachian History and Culture. For full information on the seminar led by Dr. Sylvia Shurbutt please visit the institute’s website.

On Tuesday, August 21, 2018, Dr. Broomall will address the Kiwanis Club of Blue Ridge, West Virginia in Charles Town, WV to speak on the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War, its resources, and public programming schedule.

Dr. James Broomall will participate in the 2018 USUHS Antietam Medical Staff Walk on August 24th at the Burnside Bridge stop. The program is organized by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and this will be Dr. Broomall’s second year participating in the staff walk. Last year’s Burnside bridge presentation can be viewed here.

On September 8, 2018, the George Tyler Moore Center is proud to partner with Antietam National Battlefield and the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College to present, “Remembering the Violence of Antietam,” a day-long event focusing on the culture of commemoration, violence, and memorialization that grew out of the Civil War. The day’s events will take place in Shepherdstown, WV and Sharpsburg, MD and will include lectures at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education at Shepherd University and Antietam National Battlefield. Speakers for “Remembering the Violence of Antietam” will include Peter Carmichael, Caroline Janney, Amelia Grabowski, James Broomall, Keith Snyder, and Brian Baracz. The full schedule of events will be announced in the coming weeks and will be posted both here and on the George Tyler Moore Center’s Facebook page.

On September 16, 2018, Dr. James Broomall will present at the September Porch Program held at the Newcomer House located at 18422 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville, MD 21756. The Newcomer House is located approximately ½ mile east of Sharpsburg along Maryland Route 34 (Shepherdstown Pike) on the western edge of the Antietam Creek. The Porch Program series is presented by the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area. More information can be found at and will be added here later in the summer.

Dr. James Broomall will present, “Soldier’s Tales from the Civil War: Stories of Home and the Trauma of War,” on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 6:00-7:00pm followed by the film, Deer Hunter. This presentation will be part of the Appalachian Heritage Festival taking place in September 2018.

The George Tyler Moore Center’s 22nd annual Civil War and American Society Seminar will take place in Gettysburg, PA from October 11-14, 2018. All information on how to register, where to download a registration form and brochure, and the seminar schedule can be found here.

On October 26, 2018, James Scythes will present his book, “This Will Make a Man of Me,” in Shepherdstown. More details will be announced in early 2018.

On Friday, November 2, 2018, Dr. Steve Goldman will lead a discussion on veterans’ experiences along with a viewing of the film, Platoon. More details will be announced later in 2018.

Dr. Peter Carmichael, Robert C. Fluhrer Professor of Civil War Studies and Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, will speak at Shepherd University at 7:00pm on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education. More details will be released about the lecture and book signing later this summer.

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. More details will be available later this summer.

The fifth annual Civil War Christmas will take place in Shepherdstown beginning on Friday, November 30, 2018 with events running through December 2, 2018. More information will be available later in 2018.