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2018 News

Great Conversations Program Schedule Announced

February 20, 2018



Join us June 29-30 for Great Conversations at Gettysburg--a continuation of our public education series. 

On Friday June 29 at 7 p.m., Christy Coleman, CEO, American Civil War Museum, Richmond and Dr. Edward L. Ayers, Tucker-Boatwhite Professor of the Humanities and President Emeritus, University of Richmond will present alecture, "What is the Role of Museums and the History Community?”

Then, on Saturday, June 30, we will present a series of lectures and panel discussions from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Great Conversations at Gettysburg is the umbrella for what we hope will be a long-running series of thoughtful discussions here,” said Matthew Moen, president of the Gettysburg Foundation. “It makes perfect sense that our kickoff event is a Civil War book/idea festival, but over time we also hope to enjoin citizens in conversations on other key topics, such as civility, preservation, literature, creativity, democracy, and sustainability. The lessons of Gettysburg run in many directions.”        

Download the full program.