Whistlin' Dixie in Arizona: A Conversation about History, Memory, and Myth Virtual Event

Free Virtual Lecture
Whistlin Dixie - Confederate gala 1962 AHS Collections.jpg


Virtual Screening Room Tue, Aug 11 6:00 PM


For years, Americans have debated the presence of Confederate monuments, flags, and symbols in communities around the country, and the issue continues to spark contentious debate. How can our communities move forward to create public spaces that are more inclusive? Join the Arizona Historical Society on Tuesday, August 11 AT 6pm AZ/PT for a virtual conversation that will explore Civil War history, memory, and mythmaking in Arizona. The panel will be moderated by Dr. David Turpie of the Arizona Historical Society, and the panelists include Dr. Joy Giguere (Penn State-York), Dr. Patrick Lewis (Filson Historical Society), Dr. Megan Kate Nelson (author of The Three-Cornered War), Dr. Will Stoutamire (University of Nebraska-Kearney), Dr. Maurice Crandall (Dartmouth College), Dr. Eduardo Pagan (Arizona State University), and Mr. Jay Van Orden. The panelists will share their perspectives about the ongoing calls to rethink the place of controversial monuments, memorials, and symbols in public spaces. Bring your questions for the Q&A and conversation. 

To submit questions in advance to the panelists, please email ahsadmin@azhs.gov.

Image: Confederate gala in Tucson, 1962, AHS Collections

Additional Information

Please be aware that this is an online virtual event! Zoom information will be sent via the confirmation email. For questions, contact ahsadmin@azhs.gov.