Impending War Lecture Series Nov-Dec 2010
Contact: Jennifer Zoebelein, (843) 883-3123
As the National Park Service prepares for the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the staff and volunteers of Fort Sumter National Monument are presenting monthly talks at the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center on Sullivan’s Island.
Entitled Impending War, this free lecture series takes a deeper look at the antebellum history of the United States. Each lecture gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about significant historical figures, developing currents of thought, historical trends, and dramatic events that led to the first shots of the Civil War. Presentations are on the following Saturdays:
Fort Moultrie is a unit of Fort Sumter National Monument and is located at 1214 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. The fort and visitor center are open daily from 9:00-5:00 except for New Year's, Thanksgiving and Christmas Days. For more information, call (843) 883-3123.
Did You Know?
The first shot of the American Civil War didn't hit anything. It was a 10-inch mortar shell, fired from Fort Johnson, that exploded above Fort Sumter as a signal for Confederate artillery to open fire on the Union-held fort. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC