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Contact: Jake Koch, 229-924-0343 ext. 201
Release Date: 1/23/18
Contacts: Jake Koch, email@example.com, 229 924-0343, ext. 201
National POW Museum 20th Anniversary Lecture Series
First lecture to occur on Saturday, February 3, 2018
ANDERSONVILLE, Georgia – Andersonville National Historic Site invites you to come out to the park and listen to some unfamiliar stories as part of the park’s quarterly lecture series in commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the National Prisoner of War Museum.
The inaugural program, Imprisoned and Enslaved: African American Experiences at Andersonville, will be given on Saturday, February 3. The program will be presented by Dr. Evan Kutzler. Dr. Kutzler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Political Science at Georgia Southwestern State University. The program will start promptly at 2:30pm. It will last from 45 minutes to an hour, with time reserved for questions following the program.
This lecture series will continue with a program in June on POWs in the First World War, and a program in August on stories relating to women at Andersonville. The final program will take place in December, discussing Galvanized Yankees and Rebels. These programs are free to the public. All four programs will take place in the National Prisoner of War Museum Theatre.
Andersonville National Historic Site is located 10 miles south of Oglethorpe, GA and 10 miles northeast of Americus, GA on Georgia Highway 49. The national park features the National Prisoner of War Museum, Andersonville National Cemetery and the site of the historic Civil War prison, Camp Sumter. Andersonville National Historic Site is the only national park within the National Park System to serve as a memorial to all American prisoners of war. Park grounds are open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The National Prisoner of War Museum is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily. Admission is free. For more information on the park, call 229 924-0343, or visit at www.nps.gov/ande/ Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AndersonvilleNPS, Twitter www.twitter.com/andeNHS
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