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The Gathering Storm: The Coming of the Civil War is York CWRT Topic on April 20

Author, living historian, and preservationist Lawrence Keener-Farley (right) is shown with his wife Annette and Rep. Harry Readshaw as they present a check for to help defray the cost of repairing vandalizing monuments to Dr. John Latschar, then the Superintendent of the Gettysburg National Military Park, at a ceremony in front of the 114th Pennsylvania Monument. Photo from the Victorian Dance Ensemble.
The York Civil War Round Table will feature Dr. Lawrence E. “Larry” Keener-Farley at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Dr. Keener-Farley will present a slide-illustrated lecture that examines the issues, events and personalities in American history that led to the Civil War. The Civil War did not suddenly burst upon the American scene in 1861. The storm clouds had been gathering at the founding of the nation. Issues of slavery, territorial expansion, economic systems, and the role of government all had a part in the coming of the “irrepressible conflict.”
Dr. Keener-Farley is the president of the Camp Curtin Historical Society. He is a consultant for the Pennsylvania Civil War Trails Project, serves on the Cumberland County Civil War 150th Committee, co-authored a tour book of Civil War Harrisburg, and volunteers as a museum gallery historian at Gettysburg National Military Park. Prior to his retirement, Dr. Keener-Farley was employed by York College, Alice Lloyd College, Harrisburg Area Community College, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Civil War Museum.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening in the auditorium of the York County Heritage Trust at 250 E. Market St. in downtown York, Pennsylvania. There is no charge for admission and the public is welcome. Parking is also free.
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