“1863 – Crucible of Victory” Discussion Series to Explore Civil War in its 150th Anniversary Year

{mosimage}A hundred and fifty years after the defining war in our nation’s history – the Civil War – Americans are still discovering how it impacted our society at that time and continues to do so today. 

Key events during 1863 will be explored in a free discussion and workshop series titled, "1863 – Crucible of Victory,” to be lead by George Vourlojianis, Ph.D., professor of History at Lorain County Community College.

A hundred and fifty years after the defining war in our nation’s history – the Civil War – Americans are still discovering how it impacted our society at that time and continues to do so today. 

Key events during 1863 will be explored in a free discussion and workshop series titled, "1863 – Crucible of Victory,” to be lead by George Vourlojianis, Ph.D., professor of History at Lorain County Community College.

{mosimage}The free series will be held at 7 p.m. on various dates from September 11 through October 25 at LCCC. It will cover the following topics on the following dates:

  • September 11     "Visiting a Civil War Battlefield: Gettysburg Today." This workshop will be presented by Dr. Vourlojianis in partnership with the LCCC Center for Lifelong Learning. This workshop will be helpful for those planning to visit Gettysburg as will give an understanding of the battle. Held in the Spitzer Conference Center Grand Room.

 

  • September 18     "Many Brave Men  . . . Ohio at Vicksburg" will be presented by Dr. Vourlojianis. This presentation will chronicle and interpret the contributions of Ohio’s soldiers who participated in capturing the "Gibraltar of the West – Vicksburg," Mississippi. Held in the Spitzer Conference Center Grand Room.

 

  • September 26     Gettysburg National Park Service Historian/Ranger Troy Harman will speak on a topic related to the Battle of Gettysburg. Held in the Spitzer Conference Center Grand Room.

 

  • October 9     "Why Does the Civil War Matter Today?" This workshop, presented by Dr. Vourlojianis will center on the question, "Why does the Civil War have relevance 150 years after it was fought?" Held in the Spitzer Conference Center, Room 118.

 

  • October 16     Dr. Kelly Selby, Assistant Professor of History at Walsh University in Canton, Ohio will discuss the contributions of Ohio’s African American communities to the Union war effort. Held in the Spitzer Conference Center Grand Room.

 

  • October 23     In collaboration with LCCC’s Bass Library, a book discussion of Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln will be held at the Bass Center and led by Dr. Vourlojianis. Held in the Spitzer Conference Center Grand Room.

 

  • October 25     Steven Spielberg’s movie Lincoln will be shown as part of the LCCC Film Society’s fall film series. Held in the Stocker Arts Center Hoke Theater.

 

"This series provides a outlet for us to learn more about a very critical period in the Civil War. The year 1863 included many important events that determined the outcome of the war," Vourlojianis said.

This program is designed as a series of conversations about the different facets of the Civil War experience, informed by reading the words written or spoken by important voices from the past and present, he noted. 

While the discussion series is free, registration – for individual sessions or the entire series – is necessary. Call 440-366-4126 or visit www.lorainccc.edu/civilwar for more information or to register.

Funding for this program was made possible in part by the Ohio Humanities Council, the Lorain County Community College Foundation, the Elyria Veterans Council, Post 12 American Legion, Elyria and the LCCC Center for LifeLong Learning.  Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily reflect those of the Ohio Humanities Council.

“1863 – Crucible of Victory” Discussion Series to Explore Civil War in its 150th Anniversary Year

{mosimage}A hundred and fifty years after the defining war in our nation’s history – the Civil War – Americans are still discovering how it impacted our society at that time and continues to do so today. 

Key events during 1863 will be explored in a free discussion and workshop series titled, "1863 – Crucible of Victory,” to be lead by George Vourlojianis, Ph.D., professor of History at Lorain County Community College.

A hundred and fifty years after the defining war in our nation’s history – the Civil War – Americans are still discovering how it impacted our society at that time and continues to do so today. 

Key events during 1863 will be explored in a free discussion and workshop series titled, "1863 – Crucible of Victory,” to be lead by George Vourlojianis, Ph.D., professor of History at Lorain County Community College.

{mosimage}The free series will be held at 7 p.m. on various dates from September 11 through October 25 at LCCC. It will cover the following topics on the following dates:

  • September 11     "Visiting a Civil War Battlefield: Gettysburg Today." This workshop will be presented by Dr. Vourlojianis in partnership with the LCCC Center for Lifelong Learning. This workshop will be helpful for those planning to visit Gettysburg as will give an understanding of the battle. Held in the Spitzer Conference Center Grand Room.

 

  • September 18     "Many Brave Men  . . . Ohio at Vicksburg" will be presented by Dr. Vourlojianis. This presentation will chronicle and interpret the contributions of Ohio’s soldiers who participated in capturing the "Gibraltar of the West – Vicksburg," Mississippi. Held in the Spitzer Conference Center Grand Room.

 

  • September 26     Gettysburg National Park Service Historian/Ranger Troy Harman will speak on a topic related to the Battle of Gettysburg. Held in the Spitzer Conference Center Grand Room.

 

  • October 9     "Why Does the Civil War Matter Today?" This workshop, presented by Dr. Vourlojianis will center on the question, "Why does the Civil War have relevance 150 years after it was fought?" Held in the Spitzer Conference Center, Room 118.

 

  • October 16     Dr. Kelly Selby, Assistant Professor of History at Walsh University in Canton, Ohio will discuss the contributions of Ohio’s African American communities to the Union war effort. Held in the Spitzer Conference Center Grand Room.

 

  • October 23     In collaboration with LCCC’s Bass Library, a book discussion of Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln will be held at the Bass Center and led by Dr. Vourlojianis. Held in the Spitzer Conference Center Grand Room.

 

  • October 25     Steven Spielberg’s movie Lincoln will be shown as part of the LCCC Film Society’s fall film series. Held in the Stocker Arts Center Hoke Theater.

 

"This series provides a outlet for us to learn more about a very critical period in the Civil War. The year 1863 included many important events that determined the outcome of the war," Vourlojianis said.

This program is designed as a series of conversations about the different facets of the Civil War experience, informed by reading the words written or spoken by important voices from the past and present, he noted. 

While the discussion series is free, registration – for individual sessions or the entire series – is necessary. Call 440-366-4126 or visit www.lorainccc.edu/civilwar for more information or to register.

Funding for this program was made possible in part by the Ohio Humanities Council, the Lorain County Community College Foundation, the Elyria Veterans Council, Post 12 American Legion, Elyria and the LCCC Center for LifeLong Learning.  Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily reflect those of the Ohio Humanities Council.

“1863 – Crucible of Victory” Discussion Series to Explore Civil War in its 150th Anniversary Year

{mosimage}A hundred and fifty years after the defining war in our nation’s history – the Civil War – Americans are still discovering how it impacted our society at that time and continues to do so today. 

Key events during 1863 will be explored in a free discussion and workshop series titled, "1863 – Crucible of Victory,” to be lead by George Vourlojianis, Ph.D., professor of History at Lorain County Community College.

A hundred and fifty years after the defining war in our nation’s history – the Civil War – Americans are still discovering how it impacted our society at that time and continues to do so today. 

Key events during 1863 will be explored in a free discussion and workshop series titled, "1863 – Crucible of Victory,” to be lead by George Vourlojianis, Ph.D., professor of History at Lorain County Community College.

{mosimage}The free series will be held at 7 p.m. on various dates from September 11 through October 25 at LCCC. It will cover the following topics on the following dates:

  • September 11     "Visiting a Civil War Battlefield: Gettysburg Today." This workshop will be presented by Dr. Vourlojianis in partnership with the LCCC Center for Lifelong Learning. This workshop will be helpful for those planning to visit Gettysburg as will give an understanding of the battle. Held in the Spitzer Conference Center Grand Room.

 

  • September 18     "Many Brave Men  . . . Ohio at Vicksburg" will be presented by Dr. Vourlojianis. This presentation will chronicle and interpret the contributions of Ohio’s soldiers who participated in capturing the "Gibraltar of the West – Vicksburg," Mississippi. Held in the Spitzer Conference Center Grand Room.

 

  • September 26     Gettysburg National Park Service Historian/Ranger Troy Harman will speak on a topic related to the Battle of Gettysburg. Held in the Spitzer Conference Center Grand Room.

 

  • October 9     "Why Does the Civil War Matter Today?" This workshop, presented by Dr. Vourlojianis will center on the question, "Why does the Civil War have relevance 150 years after it was fought?" Held in the Spitzer Conference Center, Room 118.

 

  • October 16     Dr. Kelly Selby, Assistant Professor of History at Walsh University in Canton, Ohio will discuss the contributions of Ohio’s African American communities to the Union war effort. Held in the Spitzer Conference Center Grand Room.

 

  • October 23     In collaboration with LCCC’s Bass Library, a book discussion of Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln will be held at the Bass Center and led by Dr. Vourlojianis. Held in the Spitzer Conference Center Grand Room.

 

  • October 25     Steven Spielberg’s movie Lincoln will be shown as part of the LCCC Film Society’s fall film series. Held in the Stocker Arts Center Hoke Theater.

 

"This series provides a outlet for us to learn more about a very critical period in the Civil War. The year 1863 included many important events that determined the outcome of the war," Vourlojianis said.

This program is designed as a series of conversations about the different facets of the Civil War experience, informed by reading the words written or spoken by important voices from the past and present, he noted. 

While the discussion series is free, registration – for individual sessions or the entire series – is necessary. Call 440-366-4126 or visit www.lorainccc.edu/civilwar for more information or to register.

Funding for this program was made possible in part by the Ohio Humanities Council, the Lorain County Community College Foundation, the Elyria Veterans Council, Post 12 American Legion, Elyria and the LCCC Center for LifeLong Learning.  Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily reflect those of the Ohio Humanities Council.

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