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GTM Civil War center appoints ad hoc advisory committee

ISSUED: 9 October 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — The newly formed ad hoc advisory board for Shepherd University’s George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War had its first meeting on Thursday, October 8 at the center. Dr. James Broomall, assistant professor of history and center director, said the committee consists of national park employees, university faculty and staff, professional historians, public school teachers, and former participants of the center’s annual summer seminar.

“My hope is that this will give me a lot of broad input to make some fundamental decisions about where we’re going in the next one, three, and five years,” Broomall said.

Broomall is hoping the advisory committee will offer advice on possibly revising the center’s mission statement and upgrading the database of Civil War soldiers. He’s also looking for input in planning the summer seminars, raising money, and repairing the Conrad Shindler House, where the center is located.

Members of the committee include:

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