Title

How Can Civil War Sites Offer a Usable Past during a Time of War?

Document Type

Video

Publication Date

3-14-2013

Department

Civil War Institute

Abstract

This opening plenary session grappled with the question of how Civil War sites can use their landscapes and resources in ways that provide visitors usable tools for living – and participating in the democratic process – in a time a war.

Comments

This session was part of the Future of Civil War History: Looking Beyond the 150th conference, which was jointly sponsored by the Civil War Institute, the Gettysburg Foundation, and Gettysburg National Military Park and held at Gettysburg College from March 14-16, 2013. The conference drew approximately 450 attendees from all walks of the historical profession, as well as members of the general public.

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