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Civil War Symposium: Gettysburg

March 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Clark County Historical Society will present the eighth Springfield Civil War Symposium in its commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War.

**ADVANCE TICKETING IS REQUIRED** – Purchase tickets online HERE

Students, please go HERE to submit a scholarship form to attend for FREE!

Distinguished speakers in this post-war program will address the impact on the United States during the years in this conflict. The era of reconstruction will be examined by the Honorable Frank J. Williams, while Dr. Jared Peatman and Mr. Scott Hartwig will focus on Gettysburg; featuring Joshua Chamberlain, the 20th Maine and the Bachelder Papers.


Frank J. Williams

A retired Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island. A renowned expert on Abraham Lincoln, he is the author or editor of over fourteen books including Judging Lincoln and Lincoln as Hero. Chief Justice Williams was appointed to the U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission created by Congress and has served as President of the Abraham Lincoln Association and chair of the Lincoln Forum.

Dr. Jared Peatman

A 2002 graduate of Gettysburg College with a master’s degree from Virginia Tech and Ph.D. from Texas A&M, Jared Peatman is the founder and president of Four Score Consulting, LLC, as well as a faculty member at the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership and the Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg. In 2012 he received the HayNicolay Dissertation Prize for the best work on Abraham Lincoln or the Civil War.

D. Scott Hartwig

A thirty-four year veteran of the National Park Service and served as Gettysburg’s supervisory historian for twenty years. He won the NPS regional Freeman Tilden Award for Excellence in Interpretation in 1993, and was fundamental in the growth of Gettysburg’s on-site interpretation and living history programming, distance and satellite education efforts. He is the author of To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September 1862 and is currently working on the sequel which will cover the Battle of Antietam, its aftermath and the end of the campaign.

Also Featuring: Steve Ball, Civil War Musician and Historian.

Admission includes: Swag Bag, Continental Breakfast, Catered Lunch and Refreshments

The Clark County Heritage Center offers over 13,000 square feet of modern, permanent exhibitions and 3,000 square feet of rotating exhibit galleries. The Civil War exhibit is a must see for all visitors

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March 10, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm