ECW Weekender: “The Aftermath of War” at Liberty University

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Civil War buffs in (and traveling to) the Lynchburg, Virginia, area get a treat in April when Liberty University’s Department of History presents “Civil War Seminar 2016: The Aftermath of War.” The event will be held April 8-9 in the Hancock Welcome Center banquet room.

This year’s seminar features a talk by noted historian William C. Davis, a presentation about the Gettysburg Cyclorama, and a display of the original lectern used by Abraham Lincoln for the Gettysburg Address.

On April 8th from 6pm-8:30, there will be an opening banquet with keynote speaker Sue Boardman: “Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama, A Picture without Boundaries.” The banquet will also feature the musical group The McKenzies.

On April 9th from 9am-3:30pm, the seminar featured the following Civil War experts:

  • Dr. William C. Davis : “Grant and Lee at the End of the Civil War” and “Grant and Lee after the War”
  • Mrs. Beth White: “PTSD and the Civil War”
  • Dr. Christopher Smith: “Reconstruction in Texas”
  • Mr. Kenny Rowlette: “A Backward Look at Lincoln’s Assassination”

“Civil War Seminar 2016: The Aftermath of War” will also feature the exhibit “Lincoln Honors the Dead at Gettysburg,” which includes the lectern used by President Abraham Lincoln for his Gettysburg Address. The exhibit will be on display during the seminar.

Friday’s banquet cost is $20 per person. Banquet tickets are required and are available through the ticket office at

Saturday’s seminar is free and no tickets are required.

Several area hotels are offering block room rates for April 8-9th including:

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites 434-845-1700 until 3/18 (shuttle service to LU available)
  • LaQuinta Inn & Suites 434-847-8655
  • Spring Hill Suites 434-237-5848

For more information contact the Liberty University Department of History at or 434-592-4366.

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