“The Portable Printing Press in the Civil War”
Thursday, September 11, 7:00 p.m.
Lee-Jackson Building, New Market
Rapid communication in wartime profoundly affected military actions and outcomes. The invention of portable tabletop printing presses at the time of the American Civil War allowed for better communication in the field. Used by both sides, these presses allowed for the rapid production and wide distribution of urgent orders.
Join the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation for this special program as Joan Bourdeau, Curator of the Smithsonian Institution, looks at the role and impact of the portable press during the American Civil War. Free. The program is part of a special guest lecture series being presented by Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park as part of the 150th Anniversary of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign. For more information, call Terry Heder, Director of Interpretation and Communications at 540-740-4545 (work)/540-333-2545 (cell).