We are just a week away from welcoming the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge back to the property. This year’s symposium will be held Aug. 5-7, 2016, and it features a line up of ten speakers, including legendary NPS historian James Ogden from Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park.
As a special treat in advance of the symposium, a number of ECW authors will be signing books at the Fredericksburg Barnes and Noble on Thursday, Aug. 4 from 4-8 p.m. That way, the local public will have the chance to meet the historians before the symposium kicks off the next day. Members of the 23rd United States Colored Troops will be on hand, as well.
Stevenson Ridge plans to have a special treat we’ll first make available at the symposium, as well, although all of our guests interested in the Civil War will find this of particular interest. Details are coming soon!
This year’s symposium sold out by the end of June, and the houses on the property are all booked up. Plans are already underway for next year’s symposium, though, and tickets will go on sale right after this year’s symposium wraps up!