Share the past with our future

One hundred fifty years have passed since the Civil War was fought, but the deeds, sacrifices and legacy of the brave men and women of that era live on. Each of the seven subsequent generations of Americans has kept the story alive through books, oral history and upkeep of the places where Civil War events occurred. Now, it is our turn — and our duty — to teach the next generation about this essential aspect of the American experience.

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Manassas Generations Event

Stand Like Stonewall at Manassas

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Gettysburg Generations Event

Walk in the Footsteps of Gettysburg’s Heroes

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Feedback From Prior Events:

“Fantastic! My 10 year old son thoroughly enjoyed himself and hung on the guides' every words. He is a history buff in-the-making, and this experience has him yearning for more.” - Stephanie S.
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Walk Pickett's Charge »
Cadet Conference by Bob Briney »

Share Your Story

Was your love of history inspired by someone? Have you shared your passion for history with someone of another generation?

Share your story

Step 1: Generate Interest

Share your history passion with a younger friend or relative by telling a story, reading a book together, watching a movie and answering questions.

Step 2: Engage in History Together

Solidify new knowledge and passion by taking a history trip, attending a Civil War event, or researching your 19th century ancestor.

Step 3: Make it Last

Ensure that future generations can learn about the Civil War by taking care of a battlefield, sponsoring student field trips, and sharing your story.

The Generations program and events are created in partnership with the National Park Service

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