(Re)connecting Brooklyn’s History: Civil War Correspondence

Open to: All Teachers
Opportunity at a Glance: Between 1861 and 1865, over 30,000 men departed Brooklyn to fight in the American Civil War.  To connect with spouses, sweethearts, parents, children, siblings, and friends left behind, they put pen to paper and wrote letters.  During this workshop by historian and curator Julie Golia, we will learn what 19th-century letters can teach us about the Civil War. Using this correspondence we can draw comparisons between today’s digital communication forms and the very different experience of letter-writing.
Key dates:  Wednesday March 2nd from 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
Location: Online via Zoom
Registration deadline: Wednesday March 2nd

Take action: Register here
For more information: crudoy@bklynlibrary.org