ettysburg Offers Special Winter Lecture Series – 1861 – The Civil War Begins & Gettysburg: Perspectives on the Battle and Campaign

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s first year, the National
Park Service free winter lecture series in 2011 will explore events and
personalities who figured prominently in 1861, and also return to the
popular “Perspectives on the Gettysburg Campaign and Battle.”  This year’s
programs will range from Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis in 1861, to
Dan Sickles at Gettysburg and the July 3 experience of Lieutenant Alonzo
Cushing’s battery.  These, and more, are among the topics of the 2011, 1861
 The Civil War Begins & Gettysburg: Perspectives on the Battle and
Campaign at Gettysburg National Military Park.

National Park Rangers will offer the programs on weekends beginning
Saturday, January 8, and running through Sunday, March 13.  They are free
of charge and will be held at the new Gettysburg National Military Park
Museum and Visitor Center, in one of the film theaters through February 27
and in the Ford Motor Company Fund Education Center on March 6, 12, and 13.
Programs begin at 1:30 p.m. and last approximately one hour.

For more information go to Gettysburg National Military Park’s website at
www.nps.gov/gett or call 717/ 334-1124 x 8023.

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