Civil War Lecture Series / Part 1 of 4

What:The Civil War Lecture Series / Part 1 of 4 When:Tuesday, March 22, 2011 / 7:00pm to 9:00pm Where:Genesee Community College Conable Technology Building / One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020 Who:All history enthusiasts BACKGROUND: While continuing its commitment to educate students and the surrounding communities, Genesee Community College is hosting the first of four lectures in a series on the Civil War.

What:The Civil War Lecture Series / Part 1 of 4

When:Tuesday, March 22, 2011 / 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Where:Genesee Community College
Conable Technology Building / One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020

Who:All history enthusiasts

BACKGROUND: While continuing its commitment to educate students and the surrounding communities, Genesee Community College is hosting the first of four lectures in a series on the Civil War. The lecture series is running for four Tuesdays starting tomorrow night, March 22th through April 12, 2011 in the Conable Technology Building of Genesee’s Batavia Campus. All the lectures are free and open to the public. Pre-registration for each lecture is encouraged. The lectures, held in conjunction with the Genesee County Civil War Commemoration Committee include the following topics:

  • Lecture 1 / March 22 : "Prelude to Disaster"
  • Lecture 2 / March 29: “The Union Cavalry, Modern Firearms and the Development of Tactical Flexibility” with Peter Francione
  • Lecture 3 / April 5: “Upton: Days of Challenge (Post War Years)” by Don Burkel
  • Lecture 4 / April 12: “What did/does the Civil War mean for American Identity” by Derek Maxfield. The last lecture will coincide with the anniversary of the firing on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, near Charleston, South Carolina that started the Civil War. The final lecture also includes announcing the winners of the high school essay contest on the topic: “What did/does the Civil War Mean for American Identity?” (Essays are due on April 1st.)

To register for any of the Civil War lectures, please contact The BEST Center at 585-345-6868 or email bestcenter@genesee.edu.

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