Recently, we inserted classes about World War II into our Civil War Institute curriculum.  The response was so positive that we’ve spun off a brand-new enterprise, covering not only World War II but ALL military history.  We will go beyond our own shores and embrace both ancient and modern times to include anything of interest. (Meanwhile, our Civil War classes will go forward undiminished and undiluted – with existing classes that have generated interest in the past and new ones we hope will spark even more response in the future.)

Et Tu, Brute?  The Assassination of Julius Caesar (New).  On the Ides Martiae, 710 AUC – better known as the Ides of March 44 BC – Caius Iulius Caesar was assassinated by a group of Roman senators.  What precipitated this history-changing event?  This class will examine the character of Caesar and the atmosphere in Rome before and after the assassination and the impact on the Roman Republic.
Wednesday, 3/28/18 (one night)
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Fee: $30
Instructor: Pat Caldwell
To register: call (215)884-2218 or click here to register online with a credit card.

Crimsoned Prairie: The Plains Indian Wars: 1864-1876 (New). Even while the Civil War raged in the East, there was great unrest in the West, as westward expansion created tensions between whites and Native Americans. This class will explore the Plains Indian war from the Sand Creek massacre in November 1864 to General Custer’s defeat along the banks of the Little Big Horn River in June 1876. In between, we will explore the Fetterman massacre, battles along the “bloody Bozeman” Trail, Custer’s Yellowstone Expedition, and more.
Thursday, 4/19/18 (one night)
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Fee: $30
Instructor:  Steve Wright
To register: call (215)884-2218 or click here to register online with a credit card. 

Up Periscope:  A View of Submarine Warfare in World War II (New). During World War II, submarines comprised less than 2 percent of the U.S. Navy, but sank more than 30 percent of the Japanese Imperial Navy. This class will focus on some of the more interesting stories of America’s submarines, but will include some British, German, and Japanese underwater warships.
Wednesday, 4/25/18 (one night)
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Fee: $30
Instructor:  Walt Lafty
To register: call (215)884-2218 or click here to register online with a credit card. 

“Duel at Dawn” (New).  Early in the morning on July 11, 1804, two men met on the dueling grounds of Weehawken, New Jersey. When the duel was over, one man was dead, the other a fugitive. All schoolchildren know about that fatal duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, but do they really? This class will go behind the dueling grounds to the story behind the feud that led to the duel.
Thursday, 5/10/18 (one night)
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Fee: $30
Instructor:  Hugh Boyle
To register: call (215)884-2218 or click here to register online with a credit card. 

World War II on the Big Screen (New).  After Pearl Harbor, Hollywood quickly enlisted in the war effort.  With drama, comedy and the gravity of war from “Buck Privates” and “A Yank in the RAF,” through “Flags of Our Fathers,” “Saving Private Ryan” and “Dunkirk,” Hollywood has had a long fascination with World War II.  This program looks at many of the notable, interesting and more remarkable films that capture different perspectives of World War II. Thursday, 5/17/18 (one night)
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Fee: $30
Instructor:  Herb Kaufman, M.Ed.
To register: call (215)884-2218 or click here to register online with a credit card. 

Learn more about our Civil War Institute classes here!