Juniper Village at Bucks County has launched its 2021 Summer Educational Series for Lifelong Learning, a series of events for the local community and Juniper Village residents presented in collaboration with Bucks County Community College.
The program offers a unique mix of informational sessions conducted by visiting artists and expert lecturers on engaging topics and activities. Registration is required and admission is free.
The next event, to be held on 1 to 2 p.m. Aug. 24, is “Civil War - The Battle of Antietam,” presented by John S. Benson, adjunct professor of Civil War courses at Bucks County Community College. Antietam is the deadliest one-day battle in American military history, which allowed Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.
Benson is a lifelong resident of Bucks County. As past president of the Bucks County Civil War Roundtable he was responsible for directing the Roundtable’s efforts in purchasing a home for the Civil War Library and Museum. He has personally led more than 1,500 people on tours of the Gettysburg and Antietam National Battlefields and has authored more than 45 book reviews for two internationally recognized Civil War publications.