The 150th anniversary of America’s greatest national crisis offers the opportunity to explore the issues, revisit the conflict’s pivotal battlefields and most importantly, learn about our shared past. The Sesquicentennial is a “commemoration” rather than a “celebration” and the point is to satisfy the fascination about our greatest national crisis while sorting out its causes and its relevance to us today.
During the next five years Shebby Lee Tours is partnering with several top-notch tour operators to offer a variety of learning opportunities for Civil War buffs and casual observers alike. From Bleeding Kansas to Donelson, Shiloh and Vicksburg, Sherman’s March to the Sea, and Virginia Battlefields your hunger for Civil War history will be satisfied! During the multi-year commemoration we will be developing new programs and adding departure dates so check our website often for the latest updates.
All programs include living history re-enactments, lively discussions, special programs and speakers which bring the subject to life. Perfect for Civil War buffs, historical societies and grandparent-grandchild learning vacations.
Two Soldiers and the Gathering Storm – June 18-24, 2010
Join historian John C. Waugh in Washington, DC at the historic Willard Hotel to study the careers of opposing Civil War Generals, George B. McClellan and Stonewall Jackson.
Confederacy Gains A Foothold – October 17-24, 2010
Meet in the first capital of the Confederacy, Montgomery, AL, travel to Mobile, site of the dramatic sea battle and end in New Orleans.
Journey Through Hallowed Ground – October 19-22, 2010
Immerse yourself in the Battle of Gettysburg and tour the surrounding sites which reveal the history of America’s greatest national crisis.
Territorial Kansas was where the Missouri Compromise came unraveled, and the seeds of civil war took root. Meet historians and re-enactors who bring the era to life and deepend you understanding of American History as no textbook can.
Civil War on the Border
Civil War Missouri stood at the crossroads of America. It was the only slave state north of the Mason-Dixon line and plagued by guerrilla violence on its western border. Explore the issues and the battles which took place in the most controversial state in the Union.
Shebby Lee is a historian, writer and tour operator specializing in the historic and cultural heritage of the Great American West. Her early training was in the theatre and she served a tour of duty as an entertainer with the USO. She is also an Admiral in the Nebraska Navy.