UMW Historians to Discuss "Civil War: The Untold Story"

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Date: March 28, 2014

Dr. Kimberly Kutz will join colleague Dr. Jeff McClurken as part of the discussion panel to follow the preview of the acclaimed public television series, Civil War: The Untold Story. The preview begins at 7 p.m. at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library headquarters, with the discussion to follow.

Dr. Kutz is a visiting instructor in UMW’s Department of History and American Studies. Her 2013 Ph.D. dissertation, Lincoln’s Ghosts: The Posthumous Career of an American Icon, won the 2014 Hay-Nicolay Award for the best dissertation about Abraham Lincoln’s life, career, or legacy. The award was presented by the Abraham Lincoln Association and Abraham Lincoln Institute.  

She will join the chair of UMW’s Department of History and American Studies, Dr. Jeff McClurken.Professor McClurken is a leader in the growing field of digital history. His scholarly work has been focused on the aftermath of the Civil War, most notably in his book, Take Care of the Living: Reconstructing Virginia’s Confederate Veteran Families.

Also on hand will be the series’ producer, Chris Wheeler of Great Divide Pictures.NPS historian John Hennessy will moderate the discussion.

“Civil War: The Untold Story,” will debut on public television in April 2014. Fredericksburg is one of a handful of communities selected for this special preview.The program is free and is co-sponsored by the Friends of Chatham, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, and the National Park Service.

The Headquarters Branch of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library is located at 1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

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Lee Hill Exhibit Shelter

An exhibit shelter on Lee Hill contains information and photos about both battles of Fredericksburg.

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