We’re offering abundant learning opportunities at the 2019 Conference, inviting more presenters to share their research and artifacts through historical displays. This year we’re pleased to host four historical displays brought to you by these wonderful researchers!
Historical Displays will open during the lunch hour at the conference and be available throughout the afternoon.
Lincoln Memorial Shrine – “1864 Presidential Election”
Bringing artifacts and their research from the library and memorial in Redlands, the staff from Lincoln Memorial Shrine is looking forward to sharing about the 16th President and the politics of 1864.
Temecula Historical Society – “Civil War and 19th Century Quilts”
Rebecca Farnbach will be sharing about the cultural significance of quilts and quilting during the Civil War era. Be sure to visit the display to see quilts from the historical society and Temecula Quilt Co., hear heartwarming stories, and dispel some popular myths about historical sewing.
U.S. Marine Detachment Brooklyn Navy Yard Living History – “Civil War Navies”
Ivan Workman and his team of researchers present hands-on education about Civil War navies, navy yards, sailors and marines. Their display will focus on 1864 happenings at sea and along the shores and you’ll get to see artifacts and reproduction items.
Volunteer Hospital – “U.S. Sanitary Commission”
Want to see some real artifacts and high-quality reproduction items related to this important Union entity? A team of presenters will share their research on Civil War medicine and Union homefront efforts. Bring your questions and get ready to explore!