“Who freed the slaves?” Since the end of the Civil War this complex question is one that many people have sought to answer definitively. Often due to the many different ways that Americans remember the process of emancipation, its answer remains elusive. However, thinking about this significant question opens opportunities for learning about different historical perspectives. A second speaker, Eugene Meyer will speak at 2:00 p.m. about his recently published book Five for Freedom: The African American Soldiers in John…Find out more »
This month Johnathan Noyalas, Director of the McCormick Civil War Institute at Shenandoah University will speak on Unionist spy Rebecca Wright, “That Woman Was Worth a Whole Brigade”: Rebecca Wright, Tom Laws, and the Beginning of Sheridan’s 1864 Shenandoah Campaign. The Roundtable seeks to provide a more thorough understanding of this era and to better inform citizens of today.Find out more »
Families will enjoy the opportunity for children to meet a ‘Thomas Nast’ Santa Claus including photo opportunities and the chance to enjoy cookies and hot chocolate. Children will have the opportunity to participate in a craft making activity and personalize and sign holiday cards for mailing to active duty soldiers serving abroad who away from home for the holidays.Find out more »
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