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Seminars – 2020 UPDATE

Our seminar focuses on a highly individualized experience in which participants have ample opportunities to interact with one another and our guest scholars. We promote an intimate environment and each seminar creates a community knitted together by a mutual passion for the nineteenth-century’s most critical period. We invite you to come and experience a truly unique immersive weekend that features original, innovative programming as well as carefully chosen dining experiences. To add your name to our mailing list or inquire about seminar scholarship activities, please write


For many happy years now, the George Tyler Moore Center has been honored to welcome a diverse array of scholars, students, and history lovers from around the country to our annual Civil War and Society Seminar. We have cherished the opportunity to explore unique Civil War topics and share the rich historical landscapes of our region with you, our friends, colleagues, and supporters.  

As 2020 dawned, we were excitedly plotting our next adventure: a foray into the exquisite countryside of the Loudoun Valley, Virginia’s horse and hunt country. Hotel blocks were saved, restaurants reserved, tours booked, speakers invited, even sunset views envisioned for you. However, as we now all know very well, life in 2020 had quite a surprise in store for us.

Even as COVID-19 became a reality, we clung to the hope that we might find a safe resolution of the crisis by the time of our October seminar. Unfortunately, as days have blurred into weeks and weeks into months, too many uncertainties yet remain. 

Please note that our seminarCalvary’s Crucible: Civil War Comes to Horse and Hunt Country, has been postponed until October 2021.

We thank you for your support and understanding, and continue to wish you all the best in these trying times.

Check out the experiences of past seminar scholarship recipients:

2017 Dennis E. Frye Visiting Scholar of Civil War Studies Report

2018 Dennis E. Frye Visiting Scholar of Civil War Studies Report

For information on how you too can fund scholarship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to attend our annual seminar, please contact Monica Lingenfelter at the Shepherd University Foundation at 304-876-5286 or