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Jake Wynn, Program Coordinator for the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, MD, will present, “How Civil War Medicine Killed President James Garfield,” at 5:00pm at Town Run Tap House and Community Pub in Shepherdstown, WV on Sunday, March 25, 2018. For more information please visit

On Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 7:00pm there will be a lecture on the importance of historic preservation in building strong communities by Shepherd University Alum and Executive Director of Preservation Maryland, Nicholas Redding at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education. The lecture is sponsored by the George Washington Institute of Living Ethics, the Historic Preservation and Public History Program of Shepherd, and the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War.

Dr. James Broomall will be presenting at Gettysburg College on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. The lecture will take place on campus from 4:00-5:00pm.

On April, 10, 2018, Dr. James Broomall will be the keynote speaker at the Stonewall Jackson Civil War Roundtable in Clarksburg, WV. Dr. Broomall will present, “A Debatable Ground: The Potomac River Valley’s Civil War.”

At 7:00pm on April 13, 2018, Scott Hartwig, nationally renowned Civil War historian and author, will present “John Bachelder’s Vision for Gettysburg” – a lecture on battlefield preservation and memorialization. Hartwig is the inaugural speaker in the George Tyler Moore Center’s new signature speaker series. The lecture will take place at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education and more details are forthcoming.

The George Tyler Moore Center will host a lecture presented by Travis Shaw, Public Programs Coordinator at the Mosby Heritage Area Association. The lecture, “‘The Rebels is running over our Parents’: Recruiting Virginia Unionists into the Potomac Home Brigade,” will focus on the Potomac Home Guard and will take place in Shepherdstown, WV at the War Memorial Building on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 7:00pm. More information to follow.

Dr. James Broomall will present, “Freedpeoples and Fugitives on the Border: The Potomac River Valley, the C&O Canal, and the American Civil War”, at the 2018 Spotlight on National Park Resources in the National Capital Region. The 2018 Spotlight meeting will take place on April 25, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:30pm at the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

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 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 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 Antietam National Battlefield. More information will be posted in early spring 2018.

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 seminar will take place in Gettysburg, PA from October 11-14, 2018. More information will be released in the spring and will 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.

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.