The Durham Museum’s Lecture Series
When Will it End? The American Civil War 150 Years Ago*
Saturday, November 9, 11AM and Tuesday, November 19, 6:30PM
Dr. Mark Scherer returns to offer the final chapter of our look back at the American Civil War in 1863. This presentation will illuminate the events of late 1863, including President Lincoln’s continuing frustration with his military leaders, the political tensions of the time as the 1864 presidential election loomed on the horizon, and the ongoing ebb and flow of the military struggle, including key engagements at Chickamauga and Chattanooga. Scherer will also offer insights into one of the most resonant events in American history – Lincoln’s delivery of his famous Gettysburg Address in November of that year, and its continuing significance and impact in American history and culture.
*Reservations are required for all programs. Regular museum admission applies and members are free. Please call the museum at 402-444-5071 to reserve your seat today.