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Next Meeting: Thursday, April 16, 2015

Location: West Pavilion at Drake Center, 151 West Galbraith Road. (More information about Drake Center and driving directions here.)

Speaker: Wayne Motts, CEO of the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, PA

Topic: Fighting the Civil War: Historical Treasures of the Conflict in the Collection of the National Civil War Museum

In April, Wayne Motts will take you on a journey through the Civil War illustrated by some of the nations’ rarest surviving Civil War artifacts. Mr. Motts will talk about items housed in the National Civil War Museum. Opened in 2001, The National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is the largest museum in the country dedicated to telling the complete story of the war from the viewpoint of both sides. The museum holds more than 4,000 three dimensional artifacts and over 21,000 archival items including manuscripts, diaries, letters, photographic images, newspapers, and correspondence dating from 1861-1865.

Wayne Motts holds two degrees in history and has been a licensed battlefield guide at the Gettysburg National Military Park for twenty-six years. He was the curator of the Cumberland County Historical Society in Carlisle, Pennsylvania from 2002-2004 and the artifact collections manger at the Adams County Historical Society in Gettysburg from 2004-2005. In 2005 he was named executive director of the Society, a position he held for seven years. He became the CEO of The National Civil War Museum ( in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in the spring of 2012.

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 This page was last revised on: March 29, 2015

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