Tag Archives: Drew Gruber

Wheeling, WV, Receives New Civil War Trails Signs

Last month three new Civil War Trails signs were installed in Wheeling, WV. This effort was the result of a continued partnership between Civil War Trails, Inc., Wheeling Heritage, West Virginia Independence Hall and Visit Wheeling, WV. This is the … Continue reading

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Shenandoah County Park Unveils New Civil War Trails Sign for Tom’s Brook

“Don’t let anyone tell you that interest in the Civil War is waning,” says our friend Drew Gruber, executive director of Civil War Trails. “More new signs!” Drew passed along word from Shenandoah County about a new sign offering details … Continue reading

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Emerging Civil War to be Featured at April 2022 Pittsburgh Symposium

The Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall and the Captain Thomas Espy Post are thrilled to announce the return of their biennial Civil War Symposium on Saturday, April 9, 2022. The symposium will feature five historians from Emerging Civil … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: A New Voice For Old Stories

The following press release comes from Civil War Trails in recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Civil War Trails, Inc. has teamed up with Fairfax County Parks and Recreation, Old Baldy Civil War Round Table and several … Continue reading

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Civil War Roundtables and Civil War Trails

Last month, I did a little cheerleading for Civil War Trails. It was time to re-up my sponsorship of a sign, and I was glad to do so. As it turned out, in the days following, the Trails launched an … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN3: The Battle of Williamsburg

C-SPAN 3’s “American History TV” returns this weekend to the Sixth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. As we continue our exploration of “Forgotten Battles,” this week, we’ll remember the battle of Williamsburg courtesy of our good friend, … Continue reading

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The Year in Review 2016: #4

What kid can resist a good story about poop? For that matter, what Civil War buff can resist one? Not many, apparently! Although it was just posted last week, Drew Gruber’s story about poop on an interpretive marker gained a … Continue reading

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A Hidden-in-Plain-Sight Connection Between Hanover and Hampton

Several weeks ago, I began working with Thomas Seabrook, the education and programs specialist for the Hanover Tavern Foundation, on a refresh of their Civil War Trails sign. Sitting with Tom for more than an hour, we naturally thought of … Continue reading

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The Civil War Trails’ Trailblazer: Drew Gruber

Clark Kent isn’t the only one who lives a double life. Within any given day, Drew Gruber, the executive director or Civil War Trails, changes from overall-wearing post-hole digger to suit-donning organizer. “It’s not uncommon for me to be in … Continue reading

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Year in Review 2015: #8

We’re counting down ECW’s top ten most-read posts of 2015. Coming in at #8 is a post by Drew Gruber, one of the “Founding Fathers” of our sister site, Emerging Revolutionary War. 

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