"The Old College Goes to War: Exploring William & Mary's role in the American Civil War"

When most people think of the College of William and Mary, they usually associate it with the colonial era.  However, the College had an equally rich and eventful history during the American Civil War.  This presentation will explore key Civil War-era events on the William and Mary campus, as well as the wartime contributions of its students, faculty, and alumni.

Sean Heuvel, Instructor, Dept. of Leadership and American Studies, Christopher Newport University


Presented as part of the programming associated with “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a national traveling exhibition which focuses on Abraham Lincoln’s struggle to meet the constitutional challenges of the Civil War. 

The National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office organized the exhibit with the help of a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): great ideas brought to life. The traveling exhibition is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.

These free programs in connection with the exhibition are supported through a grant from Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library.


James City County
Room: Kitzinger Community Room