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Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin
March 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join this month’s guest speaker Jerry “Dez” Desmond, Executive Director of Pamplin Historical Park as he talks about “Maine Troops at Gettysburg”.
Desmond’s career includes 22 years of professional museum experience in the areas of education, curation, and administration. He has written numerous historical articles and multiple books including “Turning the Tide at Gettysburg: How Maine Saved the Union.”Since his time at La Paglia and Associates, he has served as a consultant leading the development and expansion of new and existing museums. Desmond was involved with over 20 mostly Civil War-related museum projects across the Southeast while serving with La Paglia and Associates.
Desmond has received the Tennessee Association of Museums Award of Excellence for four consecutive years 1996-1999. More recently, he has served as the Director of the Rome History Museum in Georgia and the Birmingham History Center in Alabama. His master degrees in both education and history were completed at the University of Maine. Jerry’s early career includes 12 years of secondary school education and college-level teaching experience.
The Petersburg Civil War Round table (PCWRT) will meet the first Thursday of each month (except June, July, and August) at Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm. Annual membership is $40.00. Individuals who are already members of Pamplin Historical Park can become members of PCWRT for $20.00. Non-members can attend for $5.00 each meeting. Call (804) 861-2408 for more information.