The speaker for April 15, 2009, is Joe Mieczkowski who is the current president of the Gettysburg CWRT. He is doing a First Person Impression of Lancaster, PA native, Senator Simon Cameron, who was President Abraham Lincoln’s first Civil War Secretary of War. The presentation will focus on the political issues of the era, including abolition, women’s rights, temperance, party platforms, the Civil War Department and the draft.
This engaging presentation is historically accurate and often humorous. Joe’s authentic impression has been featured in the Civil War Times magazine. Joe and his wife Christine have made presentations at Civil War events and Civil War roundtables around the country. They are members of the living history group The Civilians of Gettysburg and are also accomplished Victorian dancers, demonstrating and teaching Civil War era dancing.
Joe is a Licensed Battlefield Guide and also a licensed town guide in historic Gettysburg. They are life members and officers of the Gettysburg CWRT. They live in Fairfield, PA along the very roads travelled by both Northern and Southern armies.
Joe’s presentation is FREE, as is parking! The talk is at 7:00 PM at the York County Heritage Trust’s auditorium at 250 E. Market Street in York, Pennsylvania. The public is very welcome!
Bring a friend (or three!).