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Frederick County Civil War Roundtable Meeting and Presentation

Ongoing Opportunities

  • Thursday, December 14 at 7:00 PM

Please join us as Peter Miele presents "The Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg: The Civil War, Inside and Outside." While the Civil War was fought outside, the conflict originated in schools, churches, and other places where ideas were shared and debated in the early nineteenth century. Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center, located in Schmucker Hall (the original building of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, constructed in 1832), is the preeminent place to ponder the conflicts that led to the fracturing of the nation. For almost thirty years, within the walls of the building, seminarians from north and south debated notions of freedom and what it meant to be an American. On July 1, 1863, these debates came, literally, to the back door of the Seminary as the Battle of Gettysburg erupted around the structure. Following the battle, the building was transformed into a hospital, inside which hundreds of wounded soldiers convalesced over two and a half months. This presentation promises to shed new light on the history of the Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg, and oft-overlooked topics in Civil War history.

This event is free for members and $5.00 suggested for non-members.