Fall Civil War Seminar and Tour at LFCC

For Immediate Release:
August 25, 2011

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

The Center for Civil War History at Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) will hold its Fall 2011 Civil War Seminar and Tour on Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Titled, “’We Shall Have Graveyards At Every Door’: The Lower Shenandoah Valley’s Border Region During the Civil War,” the event includes a morning session lecture by Jonathan A. Noyalas, Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Center.  The afternoon session consists of a carpool tour of Civil War sites from Stephens City, VA to south of Middletown, VA that attest to the hardships endured by area civilians as the Civil War transformed the region into a battlefield.

Cost of attendance for the event is $20 for the day-long event.  To register, call LFCC’s Office of Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education at 540-868-7021 or visit www.LFCCworkforce.com

In addition to being Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Center for Civil War History at LFCC, Jonathan Noyalas is the author of eight books on the Civil War era and served as the Civil War historian for the Historic Resource Study at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Park.  He was also a consultant for the National Geographic documentary, “Civil Warriors,” which debuted in the United States in April 2011.

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

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