Civil War Center
Welcome to the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War at Shepherd University. Engaged in a long-term project to establish a Civil War soldier database with initial emphasis on West Virginia soldiers, the Center has a magnificent Civil War library and sponsors lectures by leading authorities on antebellum and Civil War history, summer seminars, and battlefield tours.
Hours of Operation: Monday -Friday from 8:00am – 4:30pm.
Located at 136 W. German Street in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
An Evening With Dr. David Silkenat: Book Discussion and Signing
On Monday, April 29, 2019, Dr. David Silkenat will present his latest book, Raising the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the American Civil War. The lecture will take place at 7:00pm in the auditorium at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education. Thanks to Four Seasons Books, three of Dr. Silkenat’s books will be available for purchase before and after the lecture with the signing taking place at the end of the lecture. The additional two books are Driven From Home and Moments of Despair. This event is free and open to the public. For up-to-date information, please visit the Facebook event page!
Save The Date For Our 23rd Annual Seminar!
The George Tyler Moore Center’s 23rd Annual Civil War and American Society Seminar Series will take place this fall in Shepherdstown, WV from Thursday, October 10th – Sunday October 13th. This year’s seminar includes tours of Monocacy National Battlefield, the unique site of Fort Duncan, the Civil War Defenses of Washington, and Cool Spring Battlefield.
Registration forms and brochures will be mailed out to those on the Center’s mailing list later this spring and will be posted to the Center’s website. To add your name to our mailing list, please email email@example.com with your name and mailing address. We hope to see you in Shepherdstown this fall!
George Tyler Moore Center – Shirts Now Available!!
Many of you have asked and now they’re here – our newly designed long-sleeved shirts are now available! Whether you are looking for that perfect gift for your favorite Civil War buff or you want to sport your support for the Civil War Center, our shirts are available in sizes small through 2XL. For a $25 donation, these shirts are sure to please anyone on your list this holiday season. For more information on how you can get our latest shirt and support the George Tyler Moore Center, please call 304-876-5429 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
George Tyler Moore Center Dedication Ceremony
Click here to view the dedication ceremony of the George Tyler Moore Center at the Conrad Shindler House attended by Mary Tyler Moore on May 10, 1996.
Established in 1993 and located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War (GTMC) promotes the study of the Civil War era through the integration of scholarship, undergraduate education, and public engagement.
We promote conversation between the Shepherd University academic community and the general public with an emphasis on state and regional history. As affiliates of both Shepherd University and the Department of History, the GTMC uses its resources to educate students, faculty, scholars, and staff through:
- The sponsorship of public programs, including partnerships with regional academic institutions, museums, and historic sites
- The facilitation and oversight of the Civil War/Nineteenth-Century America concentration for History majors, including their involvement with other Shepherd University students to assist in research projects to advance the GTMC mission
- The maintenance of the Civil War Soldiers database
- The advancement – in concert with the Department of History and its Historic Preservation/Public History Program – of internships and other professional opportunities
- The acquisition, storage, and dissemination of primary and secondary print and digital materials to enhance the scope of the Shepherd University library collection