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South Mountain Speakers

Contesting Gettysburg: Preserving an American Battlefield Play

This event was held on December 1, 2010 at Shippensburg University. The keynote address was given by environmental historian and Penn State Altoona professor Dr. Brian Black who used Gettysburg as an example to discuss the need for preservation of sacred symbols throughout the region and the nation. After the lecture, a panel including Black, Greg Goodell from the National Park Service and Mark Shaffer from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission answered audience questions and discussed the future of Gettysburg National Military Park and the relationship between environmental conservation and cultural preservation in the South Mountain region.

Closing the Food Gap: Connecting Community and Local Food Play

This event was held at Wilson College on Nov. 10, 2011. The keynote address was given by Mark Winne, the nationally known author of Closing the Food Gap, and Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners and Smart Cookin' Mamas. The talk begins with introductions by Dr. Allen Dieterich-Ward and Dr. Barbara K. Mistick, President of Wilson College.

Highways Lines: From Braddock's Road to I-81

This event was held on November 29, 2011 at Shippensburg University. It a featured a talk by Dr. Paul Marr, a professor of geography and earth science at Shippensburg. Following the talk, Marr joined a panel of other experts to answer audience questions.
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