Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Explore what dreams meant to Americans during the Civil War with this lecture

(HNNDaily Photo/courtesy of the Hampton History Museum)
(HNNDaily Photo/courtesy of the Hampton History Museum)

HAMPTON — Author Jonathan W. White, associate professor of American Studies at Christopher Newport University, explores “Dreams of War and Peace: The Remarkable Night Life of Civil War Americans” as part of the Hampton History Museum’s Port Hampton Lecture series on Oct. 1, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

In the talk, White will explore what dreams meant to Civil War-era Americans, and how their dreams reveal that generation’s deepest longings — their hopes and fears, desires and struggles and guilt and shame.

White is the author of several books, including Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep and Dreams during the Civil War (2017).

After his talk, he will sign copies of his book which is available in the gift shop for $34.95.

The event is free for museum members, $5 for non-members.

The Hampton History Museum is at 120 Old Hampton Lane in Downtown Hampton.

There is free parking in the garage across the street from the museum.

For more information, call 757-727-1102.

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