ISSUED: 2 August 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University’s George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War is partnering with Antietam National Battlefield and the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College to sponsor “Remembering the Violence of Antietam,” a daylong program focusing on the culture of commemoration, violence, and memorialization that occurred after the Battle of Antietam. The program will take place on Saturday, September 8, beginning on Shepherd’s campus and ending at Antietam.
Morning lectures will take place from 9 a.m.-noon in Shepherd’s Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education auditorium. Participants will then be on their own for lunch before heading to the Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center for the afternoon lectures, which will run from 1-4 p.m. All lectures are free and open to the public, but registration is required for the morning programming. To register, email Jennifer Alarcon, Civil War center program assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate how many seats are needed.
Morning lectures at Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education auditorium include:
- 9 a.m.—”The Making of the Angel of the Battlefield,” Amelia Grabowski, social media assistant, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History.
- 10 a.m.—”Where is the Blood? Imagination, Violence, and the Sunken Lane,” Dr. Peter Carmichael, director, Gettysburg College Civil War Institute.
- 11 a.m.—”On this Field Died Slavery: Remembering and Reconciling at Antietam,” Dr. Caroline Janney, director, University of Virginia John L. Nau Center for Civil War History.
- Noon—lunch break; participants are free to eat on their own and then travel to Antietam National Battlefield. Please note: lunch and transportation are not provided.
Afternoon lectures scheduled at Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center,
5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg, Maryland, include:
- 1:30 p.m.—”To ‘learn how terrible a thing war is’: James Hope’s Bloody Vision of the Battle of Antietam,” Dr. James Broomall, director, Shepherd University George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War.
- 2:30 p.m.—”Memory in Bronze and Stone,” Brian Baracz, park ranger and historian, Antietam National Battlefield.
- 4 p.m.—”The Global Sacrifice for Freedom at Antietam National Cemetery,” Keith Snyder, chief of resource education and visitor services, Antietam National Battlefield.
For more information, call the George Tyler Moore Center at 304-876-5429.
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