Please note: the information below refers to our 2019 Seminar, which has now concluded. Please stay tuned for news about next year’s program, which will be held during October 2020!
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.
On Friday we will consider the first phases of Early’s invasion by visiting fortifications outside of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and the Monocacy battlefield in Frederick, Maryland. Guided by Mr. Dennis Frye and Dr. Tom Clemens, participants will hear about and discuss the decisions made by Union and Confederate commanders as well as the experiences of the rank-and-file. On Saturday, we will journey into Washington D.C. guided by National Park Ranger Steve Phan. Audiences will have the incredible opportunity to visit several of the key fortifications in and around the nation’s capital. Additionally, the seminar will visit the Lincoln Cottage and have the chance to see the house and grounds where Abraham Lincoln sought refuge from the trials of war. The seminar will culminate on Sunday morning with Professor Jonathan Noyalas of Shenandoah University, who will take us to Cool Spring battlefield—a site that was once a golf course and is now being rehabilitated to its original 1864 appearance.
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, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and mailing address. We hope to see you in Shepherdstown this fall!
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Scholarship opportunities will be available once again for the 2019 seminar. Please contact Dr. James J. Broomall at email@example.com for further information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.