What: Civil War Lecture: “Stories from the Battlefield: A Panel of Civil War Re-enactors Tell Tales”
When:Tuesday, July 10, 2012 – 7:00pm
Where:GCC Batavia Campus – T102 - One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020
Who:FREE for everyone
Background: Anyone who has ever wanted to volunteer as a Civil War re-enactor or is fascinated by re-enactments and encampments should plan to attend this lecture!
As communities across the United States continue to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, including Genesee Community College’s ongoing series of special events, re-enactment events have never been so popular, nor has the call for re-enactors been so great. For under-manned companies, this phenomenon offers great recruitment opportunities for young as well as older citizens. Three dedicated re-enactment veterans will discuss the challenges and rewards of this fascinating hobby. Tom Bowers, Simon Taylor and Terri Parker share more than 50-years of combined experiences with encampments, and they will discuss the opportunities available to volunteers.
The panel discussion will be moderated by GCC History instructor Derek Maxfield.
Also, be sure to Save the Date for yet another Civil War Lecture being planned at GCC on August 7, 2012! (Details to be announced.)
For more information or photos of the speakers, contact GCC Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at: (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616 or via email: email@example.com.
The blog about GCC’s Civil War events is http://civilwaratgcc.wordpress.com/.
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