Edwin C. Bearss is the Chief Historian Emeritus of the National Park Service and the Director’s Special Assistant for Military Sites.

A 40 year veteran of the National Park Service and its former Chief Historian from 1981 to 1994, Ed is the winner of numerous history and preservation awards including the T. Harry Williams Award, the Bruce Catton Award, the Alvin Calman Award, the Bell I. Wiley Award, the Harry S. Truman Award for Meritorious Service in the Field of Civil War History, and an award that now bears his name, the Civil War Preservation Trust Edwin C. Bearss Lifetime Achievement Award.

Ed Bearss

Ed Bearss

Author of 20 books and countless articles on the Civil War, long-time coeditor of Gettysburg Magazine, and legendary battlefield guide, Ed was recently nominated for the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal “in recognition of his contributions to preservation of American Civil War history and [his] continued efforts to bring our nation’s history alive for new generations through his interpretive storytelling.”

Ed Bearss will lecture on the iconic battle of July 25 th , 1876: The Battle of Little Bighorn at the KCWRT on Tuesday, November 15 th , 2016 at 8PM at the Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike. Lecture only cost $5, students free. Dinner at 7 PM, $17 including lecture.

RSVP BY NOON, Monday November 14, 865-671- 9001 or visit our website kcwrt.org.