Sunday, May 3, 2015

Symposium Sunday

Sunday was the last day of the Symposium. Sunday is only a half day but we had two presentations. The first was Arlington House: The Last Battle of the Civil War by Ron Beavers. Very interesting history on the house. Then we heard from Nicki Hughes and The Humors of the Day: What Made our Ancestors Laugh. Entertaining talk and very corny jokes. No photos from Sunday. After the conference, I took Lisa to Gettysburg and we explored the Visitor's Center, the battlefield and finished with an early dinner at the Dobbin House.

The Symposium is such a great resource for those interested in Civil War era material culture. It really should be on the must do list for serious scholars of the period.

Next year the Symposium will be held on March 10-13, 2016. Keep an eye out on the website for information on next year. Plan to attend!

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