When: October 12th
Where: La Navona, 154 North Hamilton Road. Gahanna Ohio 43230
Speaker: Wayne E. Motts, CEO of The National Civil War Museum
Topic: Fighting the Civil War: Historical Treasures of the Conflict in the Collection of the National Civil War Museum
Opened in 2001, The National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is one of the largest museum in the country dedicated to telling the complete story of the war from the viewpoint of both sides. The museum holds more than 4,000 three dimensional artifacts and over 21,000 archival items including manuscripts, diaries, letters, photographic images, newspapers, and correspondence dating from 1861-1865. Join the museum’s CEO Wayne Motts on a journey of the history of the war illustrated by some of the nations’ rarest surviving Civil War artifacts in the museum’s collection.
Wayne Motts holds two degrees in history and has been a licensed battlefield guide at the Gettysburg National Military Park for twenty-eight years. In 2005 he was named executive director of the Adams County Historical Society located in Gettysburg, a position he held for seven years. He is currently the CEO of The National Civil War Museum (www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He is the co-author (with James Hessler) of Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg: A Guide to the Most Famous Attack in American History. His parents operate Motts Military Museum in Groveport.