Despite the fact that media outlets have already proclaimed the end of the sesquicentennial with retrospectives on the anniversary, at CWI, the commemoration continues. There is no one date that definitively marks the end of the war, and ending anniversary commemorations in 2015 obscures the close linkages between the conflict and its aftermath. For that reason, CWI’s chronological march through the war will continue in 2016 with Reconstruction and the Legacy of the War. This conference – one of the first of its kind for a popular audience – will include a number of exciting new formats: small-group overview sessions, battlefield tours exploring postwar use of the Gettysburg battlefield, and breakout sessions devoted to Reconstruction through biography. Click here to see the full schedule for the Summer 2016 conference.
ON THE FRONT LINES OF HISTORY
CWI is now accepting applications for the Brian C. Pohanka Internship Program. The Pohanka Program offers Gettysburg College students a unique opportunity to gain paid hands-on experience in museum work. Students selected to participate in this summer internship program will work at well-known National Parks and private museums, giving public tours, assisting with curatorial work and exhibition development, leading children’s programs, and conducting independent historical research. Selected students will receive a $1,500 stipend from CWI and free on-site housing at their respective sites. Applicants need not be history majors or specialists in the Civil War era. The program is open to all matriculated Gettysburg College students, regardless of class year (graduating seniors included). 21 positions are available for Summer 2016; applications are due October 26th. Click here for more information.
Curious about what to expect at the Civil War Institute Summer Conference? Watch this video to see what sets the CWI conference apart! Learn more about the conference here. In 2016, CWI will offer a unique program focused on Reconstruction & the Legacy of the Civil War. Click here to register for the 2016 Summer Conference.