Saving History Saturday: Institutes and Conferences

The new academic semester recently began, making 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 7th through 12th. 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 its Signature Conference on April 20th and its Summer Teachers Seminar from June 23rd through 28th. Learn more.

The McCormick Civil War Institute at Shenandoah University will hold its Spring Conference on Saturday, April 20th in Winchester Virginia. Click here for more information.

The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech hosts their Civil War Weekend March 22nd through 24th in Blacksburg, Virginia. Information about the weekend is available here.

Other entities and organizations with upcoming events include the following:

The American Civil War Museum

The Antietam Institute

The American Battlefield 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.

Longwood University, along with the Appomattox Court House National Historic Site, also holds an annual Civil War Seminar every year in early February. They held their 25th Annual Seminar last weekend, February 3rd.

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

4 Responses to Saving History Saturday: Institutes and Conferences

  1. The Lincoln Forum presents a 3 day meeting the week of the Remembrance in November.

    The Blue and Grey Education Association has excellent tours and uses a battlefield as a classroom, as a part of its presentations.

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