CHARLESTON - The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon will host a series of Civil War lectures beginning later month.
The series, timed to coincide with the coming 150th anniversary of the war, will feature historians, scholars and authors discussing subjects as diverse as secession, South Carolinians at the Battle of Gettysburg and the history of Fort Sumter.
The lectures will be held in the Great Hall of the Old Exchange Building on East Bay Street at Broad. Tickets to each event are $10, or $50 for seats at all eight events. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Old Exchange. Tickets can be bought through Friends of the Old Exchange at 122 East Bay St.
Most events will be held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. through mid-October, except for the Sept. 9 talk, which is on a Thursday.
Aug. 25: Kristina Dunn Johnson “South Carolinians at the Battle of Gettysburg.”
Sept 1: Sharon MacDonald “The Confederates Best Friend” (The Union Generals vs. Charleston).
Sept. 9: Tom Elmore “Carnival of Destruction-The Burning of Columbia.”
Sept. 15: W. Eric Emerson “Secession, 1860.”
Sept. 22: Rick Hatcher “History of Fort Sumter.”
Sept. 29: Stephen Wise “Gate of Hell- The Campaign against Morris Island.”
Oct. 6: Michael Coker “The Battle of Port Royal.”
Oct. 13: Nicholas Butler “Civil War Music.”