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13 August 2006
  Civil War News Roundup
Civil War Heritage Remembered In Rutherford County (TN)

Teachers Expierience “Antebellum, Slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction” (VA)

Galpin Civil War Roundtable plans fall trip (NY)

Civil War Trail to help tell Hanover's story (PA)

Civil War marker now rests in Mountain Home Cemetery (MI)

Civil War forts securing future (TN)

Civil War roundtable visits Newtonia (MO)
08 August 2006
  Gilder Lehrman Institute Teams Up To Open New "History High School" in PA

On September 7th, the School District of Philadelphia will open Constitution High School, a new magnet school created in partnership with the National Constitution Center and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The school will be the Institute’s first history school in Pennsylvania and will feature a curriculum grounded in American history, law, and government. Gilder-Lehrman sponsors 31 history schools and 14 Saturday academies nationwide.
07 August 2006
  Civil War News Roundup
Film Review: C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America

Henrietta Reenacts Civil War Battle (NY)

Group plans to erect Confederate memorial in Georgetown (DE)

Re-enactors Live In Civil War Style (MI)

Confederate Plaque Fight Starting Again (TX)

Confederate soldiers remembered on Battle of Kirksville anniversary (MO)

The odd lives and deaths of Delaware Confederates (DE)

Civil War lecture series continues with look at home front (PA)
06 August 2006
  Civil War News Roundup
Cemetery has stones from Civil War vet and early settler (PA)

Different Perspective Sought for Civil War Commemoration (KS)

Ceremony honors Civil War veteran's service (MI)
04 August 2006
  Interpretive Programming
Being my first job as an interpreter, I guess I am experiencing a wake-up call when it comes to the prices of living history displays. I have been unable to find a reenactment unit that charges less than $1,000 a day to appear. Is this the norm, or am I just not looking in the right places? Unfortunately, being a state funded park gives me a VERY limited budget to work with, and since Western Gateway Heritage State Park is a museum dedicated to local history, I am feeling the need to offer more living and local history displays. For example, here I sit in a museum to the building of the Hoosac Tunnel and railroading, and my current exhibits are of the state Junior Duck Stamp entries, and a display of spinning and weaving done by the local S & W group. Something just doesn't seem right about it. Any suggestions or ideas?....
  Civil War News Round-up
Experts to study cloth scrap linked to early Civil War hero (NY)

Vermont Civil War veteran's medal returns to Historical Society (VT)

American Civil War Violence Continues
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