Fall Fridays On the Ridge
Time: 3 p.m.
Price: FREE with General Museum Admission
Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center
111 Seminary Ridge
This exciting new fall programming series will see weekly programming, both in-person and virtual, throughout September, October, November, and December.
All on-site programs are FREE with General Museum Admission and take place at 3:00pm in the Lydia Ziegler Clare Education Center. (Unless otherwise noted)
Fri. Sept. 22 – “A Monument to Memory: Gettysburg’s Eternal Light Peace Memorial” with Pete Miele
Since 1938, the Eternal Light Peace Memorial has crowned Oak Hill, on the north end of the Gettysburg battlefield. Dedicated by President Franklin Roosevelt, this monument praises the “Reunionist” memory of the Civil War, and planners utilized the celebration to unite the country in the face of an impending war in Europe. This talk explores the struggles undertaken to erect this monument, as well as the way it has been invoked in conflicts and arguments over the last 85 years.
Fri. Sept. 29 – “Treated at the Seminary: PVT John W. Scott” with Kaleb Kusmierczyk
Private Scott served in the 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry and was wounded in the leg on July 1. Treated at the Seminary Hospital, PVT Scott was later buried in the National Cemetery after succumbing to his wounds on August 5. Join Kaleb as he explores PVT Scott’s story through newspaper accounts and personal correspondence.
Check back soon for October programs!