Apr 15 7:30pm-8:30pm
Our Annual Civil War Lecture Series is ONLINE this year! A new lecture will be available to watch on our Facebook page between 7:30pm and 8:30pm on Thursday April 8, April 15, and April 22. Click here to watch.
Looking Over the Deadline: The Rise of Elmira Prison as a Dark Tourist Destination in the Chemung Valley
Dr. Michael Gray, East Stroudsburg, University of Pennsylvania
During the Civil War, prisoner-of-war camps became a central stop in the burgeoning field of “dark tourism.” This presentation will focus on the role of prisoners, civilians, area businessmen, and the US military, within the prison camp tourism trade here in Elmira and elsewhere throughout the North.
Click here to watch between 7:30pm and 8:30pm on April 15.