The Civil War Institute

300 North Washington Street
Campus box 435
Gettysburg, PA 17325
P: 717.337.6590
F: 717.337.6596


Pohanka Internship Applications Due October 17

Jon Tracey '19

The Civil War Institute’s Brian C. Pohanka Internship 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. 21 positions are available for Summer 2017. Applications are due October 17th, and on-campus interviews will take place October 25-26. More information here.

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David Keehn ‘69 Featured in Knights Program

David Keehn '69

David Keehn, a member of the Class of 1969 and friend of the Civil War Institute, will appear on an episode of "Codes and Conspiracies of the Civil War," a show featured on the American Heroes Channel (formerly known as The Military Channel) at 9 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The segment will focus on the mysterious Knights of the Golden Circle Society, subject of David’s recent book, Knights of the Golden Circle: Secret Empire, Southern Secession, Civil War (Louisiana State University Press, 2013). The Knights of the Golden Circle was a secret society committed to establishing a slave-holding empire in the “Golden Circle” region of Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America, inciting secession, and finding a way to abduct President Abraham Lincoln. After graduating from Gettysburg with a degree in history, David Keehn practiced law for nearly forty years. Knights of the Golden Circle is his first book.

CWI Annual Summer Conference

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. Register for the 2017 Summer Conference.

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300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325
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