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Each month in York County, Pa., three free history presentations offered

Visitors to the new Gettysburg National Military Park visitors center are presented with the opportunity to examine all kinds of Civil War exhibits. But Civil War enthusiasts don’t have to go to Gettysburg to learn about the Civil War. York countians can receive their lessons at home. Background posts: New Lincoln blog category introduced to honor Abe’s 200th birthday and Abe Lincoln stopped at Hanover station:”We want to preserve history … so it doesn’t disappear’ and York educator plays Abe’s friend: ‘This definitely was a cool thing’.

Dr. Charles C. Fennell, Jr., will present on the “Confederate Disaster on Oak Ridge: The Demise of Brig. Gen. Alfred Iverson’s Brigade on July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg” Wednesday in York.
The licensed Gettysburg battlefield guide will address a meeting of the York (Pa.) Civil War Roundtable.
The Civil War group’s meeting is a reminder about the regular monthly meetings that are available at no cost about different aspects of York County’s history… .

The York County Heritage Trust offers a Second Saturday program each month. On Sept. 12, Becky Anstine and the South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society will provide info on how to start genealogical research.
And the Southcentral Pennsylvania Genealogical Society has excellent programs – and occasional field trips – on the first Sunday of every month. In September, the group will participate in the Heritage Trust’s Second Saturday presentation.
All you have to do is show up at the meetings of any of these organizations to hear the presentations.
For details on Dr. Fennell’s program, click here.
Scott Mingus provides even more information in the blog post: York CWRT meeting features the always entertaining Dr. Charlie Fennell!