Civil War Commemoration Committee Formed

With the approach of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War just months away, the Genesee County Federation of Historical Agencies recently convened a committee to plan commemoration events.  While plans are still tentative and evolving, some early ideas include observing the anniversary of the firing on Ft. Sumter with noontime bell- ringing from churches and courthouses throughout the county, a Civil War film festival, lecture series at GCC, special exhibits at area historical societies, and marking the graves of all Civil War soldiers.

Anyone with ideas for special commemoration events should contact Sue Conklin at 585-344-2550 ext. 2613 or Prof. Derek Maxfield at Genesee Community College (


About Derek Maxfield

Associate Professor of History Genesee Community College
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