Monday, October 19, 2009

The Civil War Comes to St. Mary's County

The last FREE to the public lecture in the 2009 Speaker Series, "The Civil War Comes to St. Mary's County" will take place on Friday, November 6th in the historic Barn at Sotterley Plantation at 7:00 p.m., featuring Dr. Bradley Gottfried, President of The College of Southern Maryland. Author of seven books (with the eighth due to be published in May) and two unit histories on the Civil War, Dr. Gottfried is also an accomplished cartographer.

From the landing of Federal troops at Leonardtown in 1861 through the release of the Confederate prisoners at Point Lookout Prisoner of War Camp in 1865, St. Mary's County played an important role in the Civil War. Using illustrations and maps, Dr. Gottfried will describe the fascinating events that occurred during this turbulent period in our history.

Having worked in higher education for over 30 years, Dr. Gottfried has been a full-time faculty member, department chair/head at two colleges, Campus Dean for one of the campuses in the University of Wisconsin system, Chief Academic Officer, and President - at Sussex County Community College for six years, and currently at The College of Southern Maryland since 2006. His areas of expertise are quality improvement initiatives, forging community partnerships, and curricular development.

An important community outreach, the 2009 Speaker Series is yet another way Sotterley Plantation fulfills its mission. We are proud to partner with The Boeing Company to make this series a continued reality.

FREE to the public. Call for reservations: 301-373-2280.

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