Saving History Saturday: Institutes and Conferences

The new academic semester recently began which makes this a good opportunity to look at institutes and seminars as a part of preservation through telling the story of the Civil War.

The Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College was founded in 1962 and has been putting on a summer conference for over 35 years. This year’s conference will take place June 9th through 14th. The schedule and additional information can be found here.

The John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia hosts a Summer Teachers Seminar from June 25th through 30th. Learn more.

The McCormick Civil War Institute at Shenandoah University will hold its Spring Conference on Saturday April 2nd in Winchester Virginia. Click here for more information.

The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech hosts their Civil War Weekend March 26th through 28th in Blacksburg, Virginia. Information about the weekend is available here.

Other entities and organizations that host institutes, conferences or symposiums include the following:

The American Civil War Museum

The Antietam Institute

The American Battlefields Trust

The Central Virginia Battlefields Trust

The Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation

The Virginia Piedmont Heritage Area

As well as the Emerging Civil War Symposium in August.

In the coming months, we will continue to look at all aspects of preservation, saving and telling the story of Civil War history.

If we’ve missed a conference on our list, feel welcome to add some details about the event in a comment!

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