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Part 2 of our 16th Annual
Civil War Lecture Series
Our Annual Civil War Lecture Series is ONLINE this year! A new lecture will be available to watch on our Facebook page between 7:30pm and 8:30pm on Thursday, April 15, and April 22. Click here to watch.
Looking Over the Deadline: The Rise of Elmira Prison as a Dark Tourist Destination in the Chemung Valley
Dr. Michael Gray, East Stroudsburg, University of Pennsylvania
During the Civil War, prisoner-of-war camps became a central stop in the burgeoning field of “dark tourism.” This presentation will focus on the role of prisoners, civilians, area businessmen, and the US military, within the prison camp tourism trade here in Elmira and elsewhere throughout the North.
Please note, you do not need a Facebook account to watch the lecture!
What’s on Display…
Visit our exhibit “Whole Cloth: Textile Industry in Chemung County” currently on display in our Barn Gallery!
Visit the museum Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
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