Type of Event: SPECIAL EVENTS Date: April 06, 2013 Location: Grace@Calvary Church
123 E Diamond Street, Butler, PA
Civil War historian and author, Jeffry Wert, will present “An Army of Lions: The Union Army at Gettysburg,” at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. The program will be held at the Grace@Calvary Lutheran Church, 123 East Diamond Street in Butler.
Jeffry Wert’s interest in history first began after an eighth grade school field trip to the Gettysburg battlefield. After high school he graduated cum laude with a B.A. from Lock Haven University, and an M.A. from The Pennsylvania State University, both in History. He worked for many years as a history teacher at Penns Valley Area High School in Spring Mills, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Wert is well-known as a Civil War historian, and has published nine books on various Civil War topics. His writing has also appeared in many publications, such as The Civil War Times Illustrated and Blue and Gray. One of the defining aspects of his books is the personal detail. He utilizes letters and journals of soldiers and often uses their words to describe a wide array of war subjects including camp life, commanding officers, and battles.
A limited number of Wert’s publications will be available for autographs and sale following his program.
Admission to the program is $10.00 and includes the “Civil War in Pennsylvania” display at the Lowrie House, but the ticket to the display does not have to be used the day of the program. Seating is limited so make your reservations today! The exhibit will be on display at the Senator Lowrie House, 123 West Diamond Street in Butler from April 6 through April 27. Display hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10-6, Thursdays and Fridays, 12 - 8, and Saturdays and Sundays, 10-4. For more information visit our website at www.butlerhistory.com, office at 123 West Diamond Street, or call 724-283-8116.