Penn State Lehigh Valley - Five@Five (Lectures on the American Civil War)


Spring 2019 Lecture Topic

The Five @ Five Lecture Series features five one-and-a-half-hour lectures on a given subject in order to provide an in-depth look at the topic. This spring the topic will be The American Civil War presented by David M. Longenbach, lecturer in history at Penn State Lehigh Valley. In this five part series we'll explore the military campaigns of the Civil War from the firing on Fort Sumter to the surrender at Appomattox Court House. Join us for this exciting examination of America’s bloodiest conflict.

May 8: 1861: A Year of Rebellion

May 15: 1862: Blood and Indecision

May 22: 1863: The Year of Decision

May 29: 1864: The North Assertive

June 5: 1865: The Naval War, Technology, & Aftermath

Schedule & Cost


Lectures will be held from 5:00-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings from May 8-June 5, 2019 in room 311B. 


$59 per person

Registration is required for all of these lifetime learning opportunities. Contact Jessica Kemmerer at 610-285-5133 or