May 15 7:00pm
“Observing Elmira, and Other Northern Prisons at the Civil War Sesquicentennial” by Dr. Michael Gray
Dr. Gray, author of The Business of Captivity: Elmira and its Civil War Prison, will discuss his research about the Elmira prison camp’s legacy within the context of other Northern prisons. He will also speak about observation towers and excursions which allowed Northerners to view prisoners as a form of entertainment.
This lecture is free and open to the public.