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Fun Times at Our Civil War Symposium

from Chris

We had a super successful Sixth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge last weekend. We’ll be announcing details for next year’s Symposium next week, so stayed tuned! In the meantime, here’s a look at some of the fun we had this year:

We had a sell-out crowd. Tickets sold out in early June this year.

C-SPAN once more covered the event. Segments will begin airing in mid-September.

Our used book sale is always popular.

ECW authors had their books for sale, too.

The Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (cvbt.org) spread the news about its local preservation work.

On Friday evening, we had concurrent sessions in the Lodge and, here, in the Riddick House (where the ECW Symposium started six years ago).

Historians John Coski and Will Greene. Coski was the recipient of the Emerging Civil War Award for Service in Civil War Public History; Greene was the recipient of the ECW Book Award for “A Campaign of Giants: The Battle for Petersburg.”

Bourbon chicken and herb-rubbed pork loin with apricot gastrique topped the Saturday lunch menu.

Good eats!

I batted clean-up on Saturday–the last of twelve speakers for the weekend.

On Sunday, ECW’s Bert Dunkerly, a historian with the NPS, led a tour along the banks of the North Anna River.

At the Saturday-night after-party at Strangeways Brewing!

All’s quiet now, but on Monday morning, we’ll announce details about next year’s Symposium. Stay tuned!