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Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation


Upcoming Events

April 2018

SVBF Civil War Roundtable Meeting: Dr. Clarence Geier

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum, 20 N. Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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The next meeting of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation's Civil War Roundtable will feature Dr. Clarence R. Geier speaking on "History in Bits and Pieces: Contributions of Historical Archaeology to Interpreting the Civil War In the Shenandoah Valley."  Dr. Geier is a Retired Professor of Anthropology/Archaeology at James Madison University Historical archaeology has taken on an increasingly important role in the world-wide study of battlefields and other military sites from ancient times to as recently as Vietnam.  Since 1990 studies…

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Avenue of Invasion: 2018 National Conference

April 25 - April 28
Holiday Inn Martinsburg, 301 Foxcroft Ave.
Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401
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During the Civil War, the Confederacy used the Shenandoah Valley as a highway into the soft underbelly of the North. From Stonewall Jackson’s early threats, to Robert E. Lee’s major invasions that were turned back at Antietam and Gettysburg, and Jubal Early’s advance to the gates of Washington, southerners used the Valley’s corridor – and the protection of the mountain ridges – to strike north in bold bids to change the military and political balance of the war. From April…

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June 2018

Cross Keys & Port Republic Civil War Kids Camp

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Port Republic Museum, 8691 Water Street
Port Republic, VA 24471 United States
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This summer, help your kids experience the Shenandoah Valley’s vital role in our nation’s history… The Cross Keys/Port Republic Kids Camp is an educational opportunity for local children ages 8 to 12 to spend the day at an original battlefield site and experience the camp life of a Civil War soldier. The day also includes living history, an artillery demonstration, a tour of the historic Frank Kemper House (the Port Republic Museum), and a mock battle – with the students…

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