Mar 24, 2009

Top 5 reasons to attend the Civil War Seminar

by Staff Reports

 While Coffeehouse will provide entertainment to students late Friday night, before and after the annual event, students should plan for a more educational kind of fun: the 2009 Civil War Seminar, Friday through Sunday. If you need more motivation, check out these top five reasons.
5. The Reel Civil War. The theme of this year’s seminar centers on the intersection of cinema and the war between the states.
4. Costumed re-enactors. Many of the attendees are also participants in battle re-enactments across the country, requiring them to own clothing representative of or identical to that of the Civil War era.
3. The historical details. “In addition to our speakers, there will be a number of (Civil War) related displays,” said conference organizer and history professor Kenny Rowlette.
2. It’s free. Liberty students who attend the conference on Saturday can enjoy the speakers free, although the 19th century menu requires registration and $25 for Friday’s dinner and $10 for Saturday’s lunch.
1. Hollywood. The producer and director for “Gods and Generals” and “Gettysburg” Ron Maxwell is the featured speaker of the weekend.
The conference begins Friday night at 6:30 p.m. at the Kirkley hotel and continues Saturday at 8:30 a.m. in DeMoss Hall.
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