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College Presents "Maryland and the Civil War: A Regional Perspective"

Release Date: 2/15/2011

CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College

Carroll Community College Invites Community to Attend
"Maryland and the Civil War: A Regional Perspective"

Westminster, Md., The Historical Society of Carroll County and Carroll Community College present "Maryland and the Civil War, A Regional Perspective," now in its 14th year. The event at Carroll Community College focuses on the diverse facets of the Civil War and its impact on the region and puts a human face on the war through speakers and displays.

The event will be held Saturday, March 19, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (doors open at 9 a.m.). The cost is $35 for Carroll County residents and Maryland senior adults age 60+; $40 for non-Carroll County residents; $45 for non-Maryland residents; and $45 for non-U.S. Citizens ($35 with copy of appropriate visa). Morning refreshments and lunch are included. The event is appropriate for ages  12 through adult.

Program Schedule:
9 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast - Babylon Great Hall

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Session - Scott Center for the Performing Arts
"Could the Civil War Have Been Prevented?"
Lawrence Denton

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions (Room locations will be posted)
Beacon of Freedom or Prison of Infamy: Fort McHenry During the Civil War
William Connery

From Slave to Abolitionist: The Life of Rev. James W.C. Pennington
Dean Herrin

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch & Exhibits - Babylon Great Hall

12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions (Room locations will be posted)
Agents & Activities of the Union Secret & Signal Services in Maryland 1861-1865
Jeff Goodson

The Susquehanna Shall Run Red with Blood: The Secession Movement in Maryland
Tim Snyder

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
General Session - Scott Center for the Performing Arts

Divided Voices: Maryland in the Civil War
Burt Kummerow

To register, or for more information, call Continuing Education & Training at 410-386-8100 or register online at



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