General Interest Items – July 31, 2013

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2.1 Liberty University Civil War Seminar – Lynchburg – Register by September 9


2.1 Liberty University Civil War Seminar – Lynchburg – Register by September 9

Arthur S. DeMoss Learning Center, located on the main campus of LU.

Liberty University
1971 University Boulevard
Lynchburg, VA

Friday, September 13, through Sunday, September 15, 2013; see the website for a detailed schedule. Cost: $25 for an optional banquet Friday evening. The cost for Saturday’s lectures is $25/person or $35/family. There are special rates for homeschooling families; please call for information. Special lodging rates at the Wingate by Wyndham of Lynchburg are available for seminar attendees. For information, call 434-845-1700 or go to Wingate’s website. Register by September 9.

Recommended Ages: Seminar content is geared toward high school age and above.

Liberty University will present its 17th annual Civil War Seminar, “1863 – The Conflagration Continues.” The following nationally renowned speakers will cover key topics of 1863:

Rod Gragg – “Gettysburg: An Eyewitness History” (Key Note Address) and “The 26th North Carolina at Gettysburg”

Dr. John Brinsfield – “Chaplains at Gettysburg”

Hunter Lesser – “Lincoln’s Odd Trick: Heroes, Rascals & Rogues of West Virginia Statehood”

Major John Plaster – “Sharpshooters of the Civil War” and “The Rifles of Gettysburg”

Michael Leavy – “Railroads of the Civil War: An Illustrated History”

In addition to the lectures, papers will be presented by scholars from around the country. There will also be an online simulation of the Battle of Antietam by teams of high school and college students. Numerous exhibits of Civil War artifacts and memorabilia will be on display for the public and vendors will have various Civil War items for sale. Special tours of the National Civil War Chaplains Museum on Liberty’s campus will be conducted in the afternoon each day. The seminar will conclude with a special period church service at Liberty’s prayer chapel on Sunday, September 15, led by the Rev. Alan Farley of Re-enactor’s Missions for Jesus Christ.

Secure reservations for the seminar by Monday, September 9 via the website or call 434-582-SEAT (7328).

See the website for more information or contact 434-592-4366.

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