FSU’s History Department Presents “Tales of a Civil Warian”
Frostburg State University’s Department of History presents a lecture by Michelle A. Krowl, “The Tales of a Civil Warian: Creating ‘The Civil War in America’ Exhibition at the Library of Congress.” The lecture will be on Thursday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Dunkle Hall room 218. This event is open to the public and will be followed by a reception.
The lecture is about the experiences of historians and librarians who put together the exhibit at the Library of Congress commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War – what themes they focused on, how they selected materials and problems they encountered.
Krowl is the Civil War and Reconstruction specialist in the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress. She is the author of several articles and books on the Civil War and the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. She has also worked for the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., and as a research assistant for historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. She received her doctorate in history from the University of California, Berkeley.
The Library of Congress houses some of the most important and rare Civil War records and artifacts, including photographs, presidential papers, soldiers’ accounts, maps, music and rare manuscripts, including the Gettysburg Address.
This event is sponsored by the Martha T. and Ralph M. Race Western History Lecture Series funded through the FSU Foundation under the auspices of the Department of History.
For more information, contact the Department of History at 301-687-4215.
Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 7:30pm
Dunkle Hall 218
101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg