24 August 2013

Society Saturday: Chester County Historical Society

Relive the Civil War a the Chester County Historical Society (CCHS). Professor Joseph Ryan of Villanova University and Professor Robert Kodosky, PhD of West Chester University will deliver  talks on battlefield medicine. The free session, titled "From the Civil War to the Vietnam War: Two Centuries of Battlefield Medicine" will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, 12 September. Professor Ryan's talk will focus on Civil War medicine while Professor Kodosky will focus on the Vietnam War.

On Saturday, 21 September the CCHS will hold a symposium titled, "The Echoes of the Civil War." The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. and last through the morning. Topics will include media at that time and today, human bondage, Southern politics and Frederick Douglas' recruiting of black soldiers. After lunch, attendees will have their choice of walking the Civil War sites of West Chester or a tour of "On the Edge of Battle: Chester County and the Civil War." The cost is just $10 for members. Non members are $20 and students are free with student ID. The deadline to register is 14 September.

The exhibit "On the Edge of Battle: Chester County and the Civil War" runs through 28 September.

The CCHS will be closed this coming week, from 26 August through 31 August.

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