California may have been far from the seats of the Civil War, but the Golden State is substantially woven into the fabric of the conflict. California experienced its own sectional conflicts, bristled with forts, camps, and prisons, and raised or paid for troops that fought at famous battlefields east and west. Today, California hosts Civil War connections galore, related place names wherever you go, well-preserved forts, with cemeteries filled with veterans’ graves, and some of the best artifacts from the conflict. Experience Civil War California live on Facebook with the Civil War Trust, the National Park Service, CBS Studios, the Huntington Library, Facebook, the Drum Barracks and other great partners as travel from San Francisco to San Diego and Los Angeles, allowing you to virtually visit these places no matter where you may be!
From April 12 to April 15, join us on our Facebook page where we will be live at key sites with special guests, artifacts, the best photographs and with special access to restricted sites. The Civil War prison at Alcatraz, a visit to the Mexican War (but Civil War connected!) battlefield at San Pasqual and a special visit to CBS Studios for a wide-ranging discussion on your favorite Civil War movies. See the schedule below for more detailed information and whether you join us live on Facebook or watch the videos afterward, we’ll look forward to engaging with you!
Facebook Live Events; times and locations are subject to change
(and look for impromptu events as we have time!)
Thursday, April 12:
12:30 p.m. PDT / 3:30 p.m. EDT The Civil War in San Francisco
4:00 p.m. PDT / 7:00 p.m. EDT Civil War Alcatraz!
Friday, April 13:
10:30 a.m. PDT/ 1:30 p.m. EDT California Civil War Forts
Saturday, April 14:
11:00 a.m. PDT / 2:00 p.m. EDT Live from the 1846 San Pasqual Battlefield!
4:00 p.m. PDT / 7:00 p.m. EDT Civil War movies extravaganza at CBS Studios
Sunday, April 15:
9:00 a.m. PDT / 12:00 p.m. EDT Behind the Scenes at the Huntington Library
TBD Unspecified live event TBD
Whether you are a novice or a full-on history nerd, expect to learn things you didn’t know before. Join us for Civil War California Live!