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April 27, 2019 @ 12:00 am

Civil War Symposium

April 27, 2019

Join us for a full day of Civil War scholarship

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Due to the Annual Carnegie VFD 5K Race – Starting at 8 am to approximately 9 am the following streets will have closures/detours: West Main St., Mansfield Blvd., East Main St., parts of 3rd Ave., 2nd St., Jefferson St., Veterans Way, Cubbage St., and Logan Street. Use caution and expect some delays until the race is over.

It is best to approach the Library from Washington Pike (Route 50), turn at Christy Ave. (Boys & Girls Club on the corner) then make a right onto Beechwood.

For online registration visit ticket page via www.carnegiecarnegie.org.
*Click here to pay by mail

Blogging Our Way Through the War

Rich Condon
Blog: Civil War Pittsburgh

Lecture: Civil War for the Masses: Bridging the Gap Between Academia and the Modern Public

Richard Condon is a public historian based out of Western Pennsylvania. For nine years he has worked in the field at a multitude of sites, including Franklin Battlefield, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and Flight 93 National Memorial. He currently operates and writes for Civil War Pittsburgh.  

Harry Smeltzer
Blog: Bull Runnings—A Journal of the Digitization of a Civil War Battle

Lecture: Blogging and Beyond: the Future of Civil War History from a Slightly Different Point of View  

Mr. Smeltzer was born and raised in Southwestern Pennsylvania. He has published in the Journal of Civil War History, Civil War Monitor, Civil War Times and America’s Civil War. He has presented programs on Bull Run in six states and the District of Columbia and leads tours of the battlefield of First Bull Run.   

Craig Swain
Blog: To the Sound of the Guns—Civil War Artillery, Battlefields and Historical Markers

Lecture: Times, Places and Details: Blogging Through the Civil War Sesquicentennial  

Craig Swain hails from Missouri, and received a BA in History from Westminster College in Fulton, Mo.  After college he served as an officer in the Army for eight years. He has written several articles for Civil War Times, America’s Civil War, and other magazines. His blog focuses on battlefields, historical markers, and artillery.


Registration & Refreshments                          9:00 – 9:30 AM
Welcoming Remarks                                                  9:30 AM

Craig Swain                                                               9:40 AM
Times, Places, and Details: Blogging
through the Civil War Sesquicentennial             

Harry Smeltzer                                                        11:00 AM
Blogging and Beyond: the Future of Civil
     War History from a Slightly Different
     Point of View                                                            Break

Hot Buffet Lunch                                                     12:15 PM
Lincoln Gallery

Author Book Signings/One-on-one with the Speakers

Rich Condon                                                            1:30 PM
     Civil War for the Masses: Bridging the
Gap Between Academia and the Modern Public

Final Q&A                                                                         2:45 PM
Concluding Remarks

Tour of the Capt. Thomas Espy Post 153, Grand Army of the Republic with behind the scenes artifacts on display (optional)



Registration Fee                                $35.00

For online registration visit ticket page via www.carnegiecarnegie.org.
*Click here for a form to pay by mail

For more information call Diane Klinefelter, Espy Post Curator, 412-276-3456, ext. 9 or e-mail




April 27, 2019
12:00 am
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