Preserve Civil War History
What do a factory worker from Baltimore, a history teacher from Chambersburg, a nurse from New Jersey, and, a priest from Australia have in common? They all attend Chambersburg Civil War Seminars! Indeed, since the founding of these events in 1989, more than 6,000 men and women, from 38 different states and four foreign countries, have trekked to our area to take part in these educational seminars.
These events have put us on the map, featuring top names in the Civil War field. Among them: James McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author; Ed Bearss, who has been a commentator on Ken Burn’s “ The Civil War” on PBS, as well as numerous documentaries on The History Channel; Edna Greene of Howard University, who has appeared on both The History Channel and C-Span; and James I. “Bud” Robertson, the author of the critically acclaimed biography of “Stonewall Jackson,” just to name a few. We have even had actor Stephen Lange, well known for historical roles in movies such as “Gettysburg,” “Gods and Generals” and “Tombstone.” Seminar attendees frequently stay in town an extra day or so, and I know that some of these folks come back to the area for visits even when we are not holding any seminars.