Thursday, March 11, 2020: As part of the GTMC Signature Speaker Series, Bruce Ragsdale will present a talk entitled, “George Washington: The First Farmer of America.” The event will be held at 7p.m. at Happy Retreat, the 18th-century estate of Charles Washington in Charles Town, WV, and is included in the Happy Retreat Book Series.
Saturday, March 28, 2020: “Fire on the Mountain.” Maryland Heights is the tallest mountain in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Led by Dennis Frye, this strenuous hike will ascend to the Stone Fort at the top of the mountain, with other stops along the way exploring the Heights’ role in the Civil War. Pre-registration required; limited to 20 participants. UPDATE: A few spots remain for Shepherd students ONLY. Please contact the Center to arrange registration. Public tickets have sold out, but contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our waitlist or mailing list!
Thursday, April 2, 2020: Dr. Broomall will travel to the Petersburg Civil War Round Table.
Friday, April 3, 2020, through Saturday, April 4, 2020: Special two-day presentation by Daryl Black and Chris Graham focusing on religion’s role in the Civil War. Details TBA.
Saturday, April 18, 2020: Special tour in partnership with Gettysburg College and Gettysburg National Military Park. Details TBA.
Thursday, May 28, 2020: Dr. Broomall will present a talk, “Upon the Tented Field: Manliness and Community in Confederate Camps,” before the Gettysburg Civil War Round Table.
Saturday, June 20, 2020: “Antietam by the Antietam.” This special program, led by Dennis Frye, will explore the Battle of Antietam from a unique perspective: canoeing Antietam Creek. Registration details TBA.
Thursday, October 8, through Sunday, October 11, 2020: Annual Civil War and Society Seminar. Registration details TBA.