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.
ON THE FRONT LINES OF HISTORY
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.