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Civil War center begins brown bag lunch series

ISSUED: 24 August 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University’s George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War, 136 West German St., Shepherdstown, is offering the first in a series of brown bag lunch discussions on Tuesday, September 1 from noon-1:30 p.m. Kevin R. Pawlak will speak about his book “Shepherdstown in the Civil War: One Vast Confederate Hospital.”

Pawlak, who is a graduate of Shepherd, currently works as a licensed battlefield guide at Antietam National Historical Park and as an education specialist at the Mosby Heritage Area Association in Middleburg, Virginia. His book focuses on what happened in Shepherdstown after the September 1862 Battle at Antietam when most of the town’s homes, churches, and businesses were used to house wounded soldiers.

“We hope that the series will not only offer members of the surrounding community the chance to visit our facility but also give professors, scholars, and public historians an opportunity to discuss their current projects,” Dr. Jim Broomall, center director, said.

The brown bag lunch lecture is free and open to the public but space is limited so anyone planning to attend is asked to make reservations by contacting Tom White at by Friday, August 28.

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