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Civil War Programs

Historian Stephen D. Engle argues reconstruction commenced not in April 1865 with peace, but in April 1861 with the onset of the Civil War. Learn how the Civil War changed a people and a nation as he surveys the wider scope of its social and political changes.

Event date
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Abraham Lincoln spent 18 of his last 21 days of life not in Washington but in eastern Virginia, headquarters for Ulysses S. Grant’s campaign against Robert E. Lee. Trace his steps through sites in the region which offer new insights into a war-weary president—and nation—at a pivotal moment in history.

Event date
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania were the settings for some of the most momentous events of the Civil War. An introductory tour led by historian Gregg Clemmer offers an opportunity to learn about and explore the sites of three major battles in our region.

Event date
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.