Preserving Peninsula's Past for the Future.

Civil War Lecture Series – 2021

The Peninsula Foundation’s 2021 Civil War Lecture Series is now in its 11th season and is going virtual! Lectures begin at 7:00pm - register for each lecture at the links below. Registration is free but donations are always appreciated to help make our historic G.A.R. Hall ADA accessible!

2021 Speaker Schedule

  • 3/25: Meade & Lee at Rappahannock Station, presented by Jeff Hunt
  • 4/22: The Battle of Franklin and the Unsung Hero of the Union, Jacob Dolson Cox, presented by Gene Schmiel
  • 5/27: Varina Davis: First Lady of the Confederacy, presented by Joan Cashin, an OAH Distinguished Lecturer
  • 6/24: Bloody Autumn - The Shenandoah Campaign of 1864, presented by Phillip S. Greenwalt
  • 7/22: "Too Much for Human Endurance": The George Spangler Farm Hospitals and the Battle of Gettysburg, presented by Ron Kirkwood
  • *8/26: African American Children and the Civil War, presented by Wilma King, an OAH Distinguished Lecturer. Register here
  • *9/23: What Germans Fought For: Evidence from their Civil War Letters, presented by Walter Kamphoefner, an OAH Distinguished Lecturer. Register here
  • *10/28: For Liberty and Empire - How the Civil War Bled into the Indian Wars, presented by Ari Kelman, an OAH Distinguished Lecturer. Register here

*Presented in part by Ohio Humanities

Click here to see speakers from previous years

Click here for information about our
ADA addition to the G.A.R. Hall!