T102 | The Civil War in America’s National Park System 


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


9/21, 9/28, 10/5, & 10/12

Four Sessions 

This course is offered online via the easy-to-use Zoom program.

Over ninety of our 423 National Park Service sites have a direct connection to the Civil War! Such is the impact the Civil War had on American history and the country we live in today. We explore these sites and some of their fascinating aspects, revisiting many profound stories and the heroism and tragedy in events that changed the course of our nation.

David has provided a list of slides by number with description for each session. You can print or open these before each session:

The Civil War Slide Key Session 1.pdf

The Civil War Slide Key Session 2.pdf

The Civil War Slide Key Session 3.pdf

The Civil War Slide Key Session 4.pdf

David Kroese left a 25-year career in the corporate world to pursue his personal interests, becoming one of about fifty people known to have visited all 400+ National Park Service sites in December 2017. Over the past decade, David has logged over 1,500 visits to National Park Service sites across the country. David wrote of his experiences in the first published narrative book about traveling to the entire National Parks system, The Centennial: A Journey through America’s National Park System. David shares his enthusiasm for our park system in speaking engagements across the country and is currently working on his next book, Hidden Gems of America’s National Park System.


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