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Civil War Lectures: Airing Week of 4/16
- Civil War Lectures: Airing Week of 4/16

In the beginning of 2012, the Penfield Heritage Association and the Local History Room helped to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War by holding three educational Lectures involving different historical aspects of the war. Two of these presentations are now available through Penfield TV's Public Access and www.penfieldTV.org. 

"Why the Confederacy Lost the Civil War," was presented by Don Nelson-Nasca. Don explains how/why the Civil War began, the struggles the Confederate Army faced immediately, the individual tatics used during several key battles, and how a slight mistake lead to the surrender of the Confederate army. 

Airing on Public Access Cable 15
April 18 and April 25 at 8:30 AM
April 21 and April 28 at 1 PM
April 22 and April 29 at 9 AM
April 24 and May 1 at 4:30 PM

"How Women were Involved in the Civil War," was presented by the Doremus Family, who are members of a local Civil War reenactment group. Wyatt, Kathy, and Virginia, introduce many women who were criticial not only during the war, but before and/or after it. These women include Harriet Beecher Stowe, Elizabeth Blackwell, Mary Ann Bicker Dyke and more. The Doremus Family also model and explain some of the attire individuals wore during the time and explain how women disguised themselves to enlist in the army. 

Airing on Public Access Cable 15
April 20 and April 27 at 7:30 PM
April 21 and April 28 at 8 PM
April 23 at 7 AM
April 24 and May 1 at 10 PM

Both lectures are available on DVD through Penfield TV for $10 by calling 585-340-8661.
These lectures will also be available through Penfield TV's website.

The third Heritage Lecture, "Music of the Civil War" will be availble in the near future, stay tuned to Penfield TV, your Public, Educational and Government Access Network.   

 

 


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