Preserving Peninsula's Past for the Future.

Civil War Lecture Series – 2019

The Peninsula Foundation’s 2019 Civil War Lecture Series is held on the fourth Thursday of each month from March to October at the G.A.R. Hall in Peninsula. Lectures begin at 7:00pm and are free to the public. Special thanks to Ohio Humanities for co-sponsoring our June and July lectures.

2019 Speaker Schedule

  • 3/28: Causes of the Civil War, presented by John C. Fazio
  • 4/25: The Future of Civil War History, presented by Harry Smeltzer
  • 5/16: Brown Water, Black Ships: U.S. Navy Operations on the Mississippi, presented by William Vodrey (Note that this is not the 4th Thursday)
  • 6/27: Civil War Legacies: The Ohio Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s, presented by William Trollinger*
  • 7/25: Ohio Women and the Civil War Home Front, presented by Kelly Mezurek*, PhD
  • 8/22: Desertion & Abandonment in the Civil War, presented by Julie Mujic, PhD
  • 9/26: Frederick Douglass, presented by Todd Arrington, NPS
  • 10/24: Gettysburg Monuments: Stories & Tall Tales, presented by Gary Sellers

*Presented in part by Ohio Humanities

Click here to see speakers from previous years