for the 14th Annual Civil War Forum Battlefield Conference, April 15-18, 2010.
This year we're enjoying a rare urban sojourn, but will get our fill of the Civil War nonetheless, not to mention our fill of some tasty local cuisine.
Hotel arrangements have been locked in. We've secured comfortable lodging at the La Quinta Downtown, easy walking distance from the French Quarter, and reasonably priced (be sure to get information on our group discount before booking your room).
Some highlights of the weekend include a guided tour of Civil War-related sites in the Quarter, tours of Fort Pike and historic cemeteries, full tours of two antebellum Mississippi River plantation homes and slave quarters, a private showing of items from the Williams Research Center (Historic New Orleans collection), a long stop to view the vast array of artifacts at the Civil War Museum (Confederate Memorial Hall), and an after-dinner presentation by Loyola history professor, Justin Nystrom. For more information, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here.
[photo above: from Louisiana's Civil War Museum, New Orleans]