Conference on Civil War is set for March 25

March 12, 2006

Carroll Community College will hold the ninth annual "Maryland and the Civil War: A Regional Perspective" conference from 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 25 at the 1601 Washington Road campus.

Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for the event that features speakers, displays and music commemorating the Civil War. The conference is sponsored by the college, the Historical Society of Carroll County and the Catoctin Center for Regional Studies.

Keynote speaker Glenn Williams will open the day with a presentation on "Despot's Heel," about Maryland's state anthem and the circumstance that inspired the song.

Breakout sessions by historians and authors will cover the war from a variety of perspectives. Sessions will include "Maryland Voices of the Civil War," "Marching Through Emmitsburg," "Battlefield Preservation in Maryland," "Evergreen Shade" and "Old Men in Blue and Gray: Maryland's Civil War Veterans."

The cost is $35 for Carroll residents and Maryland residents 60 and older; $40 for non-county residents and $45 for non-state participants. The cost includes all sessions, a lunchtime Civil War concert and lunch.

Children ages 8 to 12 will be admitted free but must be registered with an adult. Lunch may be reserved for children at registration for $10. This event is not appropriate for children younger than 8.

Registration is required.

Information: 410-386-8100.

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