October 18, 2018
Kirk E. Davis, Sr
Dr. Samuel Mudd
Kirk E. Davis, Sr. will present an in-depth first-person portal of Dr. Samuel Mudd's life including his role in the Lincoln Conspiracy. Don't miss this very professional and riveting program.
September 19, 2019
"Civil War Balloon Corps"
by Dr. James Green
From 1861 to 1863 the North made over 3,000 successful ascensions with only seven balloons. The South had about 10 successful ascensions with only two balloons, E.P. Alexander wrote” I never understood why the enemy abandoned the use of military balloons. ...the cost was worth the annoyance and delays they caused trying to keep their movements out of site” Dr. James Green is NASA’s Chief Scientist and Director of Planetary Science Division National Aeronautics and Space Administration For more than 25 years he has conducted research into Civil War from the University of Iowa in 1979. He has worked for NASA for over 35 years. Although his day job involves NASA activities, for more than 25 years he has had a passion in Civil War history and ballooning and has spoken at a number of events.
August 15, 2019
Some Farms and Females at Gettysburg - Bob Etchberger
When Stonewall Jackson purchases a small Morgan Horse for his wife from a capture east-bound B&O train, he could not have imagined the fate which awaited them in the months ahead. The pair would become one of the most famous horse and rider teams in military history. COL Gibson traces the amazing story of the war, post-war, and post-life of Little Sorrell.
July 18, 2019
Strategic “View” from Seminary Ridge
- Mark Vogl
Mark will consider why may have been on Lee's mind after the first two days at Gettysburg. He delves into the strategic and psychological factors which influenced Lee's thinking along with a little recognized difference in Lee's and Longstreet's wartime experience, which might make all the difference on July 3rd, Pickett's Charge.
June 20, 2019
The Battle of the Wilderness
- Chris Mackowski
The Wilderness holds a place all its own in Civil War Lore, as Lee and Grant clash for the first time. The "dark, close wood" seemed impenetrable and mysterious, as the armies slaughtered each other and the forest around them burned.
March 21, 2019
Civil War Artifacts and
the Confederate Invasion of Harrisburg
- Jim Schmick
Jim has been collecting unique artifacts for over 40 years and will share these through various displays while explaining their relationship to the invasion.
March 16, 2019
History of the Star Barn
Iron Stone Ranch Property
- Steve Torrico
The original railroad that ran across the property between 1838 and 1903. Construction and photographs Lincoln funeral train re-creation.