Civil War Classes

Course Offering

The Civil War comes to life with diversified and specialized courses which delve more deeply into historical accounts from this period of time than the average history class. Learn about more than just names, dates and events with our certified and well-versed instructors who are all members of the Delaware Valley Civil War Round Table.

Visit the Library for links and resources regarding the Civil War.

Let the Civil War Come To You!

Courses and/or presentations can be scheduled for your organization, at any time, at YOUR location.

Save the date:
Sunday, May 17, 2015 – Civil War Living History Day at Manor College
Experience a re-enactment by the 28th Pennsylvania Regiment, encampments, black powder weapon displays, a first-person narration by Harriet Tubman, strolling generals and much, much more. Bring the family! Call the Continuing Education office at 215-884-2218 for more information.

 

Civil War Institute Classes


Civil War Officers: Heroes and Fools, Patriots and Duels
When we think of the Civil War, we often concentrate on the valorous acts of bravery and leadership among the officers. However, there is much more that rarely is told. This course takes an in-depth look at the lives of Civil War officers, the heroic and brave, as well as the rogues and cowards.
Thursdays, 5/21-6/4
6:30-8:30 pm
$79
Room 13
Instructor: Herb Kaufman
To register: call (215) 884-2218 or click here to register online with a credit card.

 

Life from the Home Front to the Battlefield
This course will help you to understand the factors that led up to America being at war with itself.  In the first session, you will learn about the seeds of independence and slavery. The second session will cover topics about the “nullification crises” and the “manifest destiny”. The third and final session will examine “popular sovereignty” and end with “the gathering storm.” 
Wednesdays, 6/10-6/24
6:30-8:30 pm
$79

Room 20
Instructors: Paula Gidjunis and Sandy Kaufman
To register: call (215) 884-2218 or click here to register online with a credit card.

 

Gettysburg: The Aftermath
The biggest battle ever fought on American soil obviously had a major impact on the outcome of the war and on the men who fought it. But it also changed the lives of the civilians who lived in the little Pennsylvania crossroads town. When the armies left, the people of Gettysburg had to pick up the pieces.
Mondays, 7/13 – 7/27
6:30-8:30 pm
$79
Room 33
Instructor: Nancy Caldwell
To register: call (215) 884-2218 or click here to register online with a credit card.