Civil War Series

1865:  Appomattox and Beyond

The Legacy of the Civil War

A Free Civil War Series

Join us for this free lecture series on the Civil War.

Lecture Topics and Dates:

Ohio Women and the Civil War Home Front
Dr. Kelly Mezurek Selby
Wednesday, September 23 at 7 p.m. in the Spitzer Grand Room  

The Passing of the Armies - Soldiers' Lives After the Civil War
Dr. George Vourlojianis
Wednesday, September 30 at 7 p.m. in the Spitzer Grand Room

Reaction of United States Colored Troops When Hearing of Lincoln's Assassination
Dr. Leonne Hudson 
Wednesday, October 7 at 7 p.m. in SP 117/118

Unfinished Business:  Ohio and the Legacy of the Civil War
Dr. George Vourlojianis
Wednesday, October 14 at 7 p.m. in the Spitzer Grand Room

Thirty Myths of Lee's Surrender and More Myths of Lee's Surrender
Patrick Schroeder
Wednesday, October 21 at 7 p.m. in the Spitzer Grand Room

The Confederate Secret Service and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
John Fazio
Wednesday, October 28 at 7 p.m. in SP 117

Book Talk - James McPherson's "The War that Forged a Nation:  Why the civil War Still Matters
Discussion led by Dr. George Vourlojianis

Wednesday, November 4 at 7 p.m.
Sandusky Public Library - 114 W. Adams St., Sandusky, OH

Wednesday, November 18 at 7 p.m.
Avon Lake Public Library - 32649 Electric Blvd, Avon Lake, OH

“The Conspirator” Film
Friday, November 6 at 7 p.m., in the Spitzer Conference Center Grand Room.

James A. Garfield and the Civil War for Ohio and the Union
Dan Virmilya
Wednesday, November 11 at 7 p.m. in SP 117

Lincoln's Last Debate: Confrontation at Hampton Roads (A play in one act)
John Fazio
Wednesday, December 2 at 7 p.m. in SP 117

Additional topics may be added later.

Click here to download the flier with details about each session.   


All programs are free and open to the public. However, registration for individual sessions or the entire series is necessary. Call (440) 366-4126 for more information.

Each of the programs in the series will be held on the Lorain County Community College Elyria campus on Wednesday evenings and will begin at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Each program will be approximately two hours in length. An hour will be allotted for the presentation portion of the evening which will be followed by an hour for audience discussion and questions.

Funding for this program is made possible in part by the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Lorain County Community College Foundation; the LCCC Division of Social Sciences and Human Services; LCCC's Bass Library; and the LCCC Center for LifeLong Learning.

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