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Meet the Legend: An Evening with Ed Bearss: August 6, 2016

Meet the Legend: An Evening with Ed Bearss: August 6, 2016

Saturday, August 6, 2016:
An Evening with Ed Bearss

Renowned Civil War expert, legendary battlefield guide, and Historian Emeritus of the National Park Service, Mr. Bearss will speak about key Civil War battles involving soldiers from Wheeling in the historic courtroom at West Virginia Independence Hall at 6:30. This lecture is free and open to the Public.

A dinner with Mr. Bearss at the West Virginia First State Capitol, a fundraiser for the Soldiers and Sailors Monument Fund, will precede the lecture.

An auction, also benefitting the Soldiers and Sailors Monument Fund, will follow the lecture, and a special exhibit of Civil War artifacts on loan from collector Stanley Klos will available for viewing.

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Photo by Gulio Capelletti. Used with permission.

Photo by Gulio Capelletti. Used with permission.

West Virginia Independence Hall is located in the northern panhandle of West Virginia at Wheeling, directly off of I-70 – just a 50 minute drive from Pittsburgh, PA. The city is resplendent in Victorian architecture and offers a great variety of family-oriented tour experiences through all seasons. Plan to visit soon. The residents of the “Friendly City” will heartily welcome you.

As you venture through our site,  you will discover the story of West Virginia’s unique relationship to the Civil War.  Be sure to check out West Virginia Independence Hall itself, as the building’s architecture and history are quite impressive.  And be sure to view the newest project, a special exhibit of thirteen Civil War battle flags.  We have included many photos and hope you will take the time  to view every one.   And, lastly but certainly not least, we hope that you will come to the Hall and experience history first-hand.

Tap the buttons at the top and you are on your way to a visit stepping back in time.

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