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Civil War events – south-central Pennsylvania – March 2011

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As spring approaches and the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War nears, there should be ample opportunities for battlefield buffs and history enthusiasts to visit some of south-central Pennsylvania’s scheduled Civil War events.
Here is a schedule of some of these events scheduled for March.
See you there?


March 4 – March 6 – American History Honors Weekend, Gettysburg, PA. Various locations throughout the weekend. For the schedule, click here.
March 4 – Book signings, various authors, First Friday, downtown Gettysburg PA
March 5 – Women’s History Symposium. Held from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at Battlefields and Beyond Book Shoppe in the Old Gettysburg Village on Baltimore Street. Book signings, author presentations, refreshments all held in memory of the late NPS Ranger Becky Lyons and Sue Knost.
March 5 – Book signing, Flames Beyond Gettysburg: The Confederate Expedition to the Susquehanna River (Scott L. Mingus Sr.) and Human Interest Stories of the Civil War (Scott L. Mingus Jr. and Dr. Thomas M. Mingus), 3 p.m. until 5 p.m., American History Store, 461 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg.
March 6 – Lecture, “1861: The Medical Corps Goes to War,” Barb Sanders, at the Gettysburg National Military Park visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. www.nps.gov/gett or call 717-334-1124 extension 8023.
March 6 – Civil War Dance Class at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 2-4 pm. Free for class (fee charged for gallery visits). Reservations required, email civilwardance@verizon.net. www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org.
March 10 – Lecture, “The Relationship between Armstrong and Hancock,” Wayne Motts Jr., Lancaster Civil War Round Table, Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road in Lititz at 7:00 p.m. If you have questions, call Micky at 717-392-4976
March 12 – “Lee/Jackson Forum and Dinner,” at the Gettysburg Hotel in Gettysburg. 6-10 pm. $45/person. Reservations: 410-259-5906.
March 12 – Lecture, “An Accidental High Water Mark,” at the Gettysburg National Military Park visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. www.nps.gov/gett or call 717-334-1124 extension 8023.
March 13 – Lecture, “Pomp and Circumstance: The Centennial Celebration at Gettysburg NMP,” at the Gettysburg National Military Park visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. www.nps.gov/gett or call 717-334-1124 extension 8023.
March 15 – Lecture, “The 1863 Conflict of Hunterstown”, Mike Vallone, at the GAR Hall on Middle Street in Gettysburg, 7:30 p.m.
March 16 – Lecture, “A Strong and Sudden Onslaught: The Cavalry Action at Hanover, Pennsylvania”, John T. Krepps, York County Civil War Round Table, 7:00 p.m. at the York County Heritage Trust, 250 E. Market Street, York, PA. Free.
March 17 – Lecture, “93rd PA & Lebanon County Women’s Aid Society, in support of the troops”, Jeremy Brandt & Jackie Tucker, Hershey Civil War Round Table, Country Meadows, 451 Sand Hill Road, Main Bldg, 2nd Floor, Hershey PA. 7:00 p.m. Questions regarding parking or location call Richard at 717-545-2336 or via email at sylvan7216@verizon.net
March 17 – Lecture, “An Evening with the Grants”, Hunterstown Historical Society @ Cornerstone Worship Center, Hunterstown, 7 p.m.
March 19 – “An Evening with the Painting,” special look at the Cyclorama at the Gettysburg National Military Park visitor center. 5-6:30 pm. $30. Reservations: 877-874-2478 or www.gettysburgfoundation.org.
March 24 – Lecture, “Diseases of the Time,” Conrad Richter, Civil War Round Table of Gettysburg, GAR Building, 53 East Middle Street, Gettysburg. Light refreshments and conversation starting at 7 pm, the program starting at 7:30. Website.
March 25 – Lecture, “To Preserve and Protect: Civil War Monuments and Artillery at Gettysburg”, Victor C. Gavin, Harrisburg Civil War Round Table, Radisson Penn Harris Hotel & Convention Center, Camp Hill, PA, Camp Hill Bypass @ Routes 11&15. An informal reception starts at 6:00 PM, followed by dinner at 6:45. Click for details.
For a national schedule, please see Civil War Traveler.