Join us at Shippensburg University for our annual conference, with Keynote Speaker Dr. tonya thames taylor! We want to hear your stories! We want to learn from your experiences!
Registration for the meeting will be free, but space is limited. RSVP here: http://
We have reserved a hotel block nearby at The Shippen Place Hotel for October 23 and 24. To reserve a room at the block rate of $75+tax, call them at (717) 532-4141 and be sure to mention that you’re attending the Pennsylvania Hallowed Grounds conference.
9:00-10:00 am Registration
10:00-10:30 Welcome and Overview of the Year’s Work (Barksdale/Burg/Sloan)
10:30-11:40 “Forgotten Histories: Locating and Protecting Historic African American Cemeteries,” by Dr. Lynn Rainville, Sweet Briar College
11:40-12:00 Break and Lunch
12:00-12:30 “Constructing Liberty: Freedom, United States Colored Troops, and Memory” by Dr. tonya thames taylor, West Chester University
12:30-1:30 Reports from the Sites
1:30-2:30 Panel Discussion and Q & A: “What Will Your Cemetery Look Like in 100 Years? Strategies for Effective Long-Term Planning”
2:30-3:00 Wrap Up and Preparing for the Grand Review
3:30-4:30 Guided Tour of Shippensburg’s Locust Grove Cemetery