Exhibits & Events Calendar

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Lincoln Exhibit
Date: Thursday, January 01 -
Monday, February 29
Location: Illinois
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.TenYearsLincoln.com/
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”Undying Words: Lincoln 1858-1865” Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum 10th anniversary exhibit in cooperation with Chicago History Museum. Focus on five key Lincoln speeches showing evolving views on slavery. Artifacts include Lincoln’s bloody gloves, bed he died in, carriage used by the Lincolns. For information, www.TenYearsLincoln.com/

1865 Exhibit
Date: Monday, February 01 -
Monday, February 29
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.ulheritagecenter.org
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“1865: Triumph and Tragedy” exhibit at The Heritage Center of The Union League of Philadelphia. Artifacts include fragment of Lincoln’s shirt, Booth’s thorax removed at autopsy & Andersonville stockade post. Open free Tuesdays & Thursdays 3-6 p.m., second Saturdays 1-4 p.m. For information, www.ulheritagecenter.org.

Lecture
Date: Thursday, February 04
Location: California
Event Category: Lecture
For more info: http://www.clafi.ucla.edu/events
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“Dead Man Walking: The Not-So-Strange Stillbirth of Radical Reconstruction, 1868” lecture by Mark Wahlgren Summers at UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Center for Liberal Arts & Free Institutions at UCLA. For information, www.clafi.ucla.edu/events

Antebellum Social
Date: Saturday, February 06
Location: Texas
Event Category: Miscellaneous
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4th Annual Antebellum Southern Tea & Social at Belle Rose Maison, Conroe, 11-3. $27. Sponsored by Woodlands Rose Chapter, Order of Confederate Rose, Patrick Cleburne’s 7th Texas Infantry SCV & Thomas Jefferson Stubbs UDC. For information, Renee Kernan, 713-557-0144, Fiddleedee3@yahoo.com

Civil War Seminar
Date: Saturday, February 06
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Seminar
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“After Appomattox,” 17th Annual Appomattox Court House National Historical Park & Longwood University free Civil War seminar at Longwood University, Farmville. Speakers Dr. David Coles, Ernie Price, Patrick Schroeder, Rick Hatcher, Frank O’Reilly, Eric Wittenberg. No reservations necessary. For information, Dr. David Coles, 434-395-2220 or Patrick Schroeder, 434-352-8987, Ext. 232

Civil War Show
Date: Saturday, February 06 -
Sunday, February 07
Location: Georgia
Event Category: Shows
For more info: http://www.MKShows.com
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Chickamauga Civil War Show at NW Georgia Trade Center, Dalton. For information, 770-630-7296, Mike@MKShows.com; MKShows.com

Lecture Series
Date: Saturday, February 06
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Lecture
For more info: http://www.nps.gov/GETT
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“Trying to be a Radical and not a Fool”: Congressman James A. Garfield and Reconstruction” by Todd Arrington, Gettysburg National Military Park Winter Lecture Series: Reconstruction, Reconciliation, and Remembrance: The Aftermath & Legacy of the Civil War. For information, 717-334-1124; www.nps.gov/GETT

Living History Show
Date: Saturday, February 06 -
Sunday, February 07
Location: Ohio
Event Category: Shows
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Living History Show at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Fremont. Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9-3. Multiple timeline trade fair including Civil War, recruiting tables, craftsmen. $5 over age 10, $7 weekend. For information, Smiling Fox Forge, 419-334-8180, smilingfox@smilingfoxforgellc.com

Dance Class
Date: Sunday, February 07
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Miscellaneous
For more info: http://www.CivilWarDance.org
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Free Civil War Dance Class by Victorian Dance Ensemble at Penn State Harrisburg Campus, Middletown. Partners not required, families welcome. Reservations required due to limited space. For information, 717-732-5330, info@CivilWarDance.org; www.CivilWarDance.org

Lecture Series
Date: Sunday, February 07
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Lecture
For more info: http://www.nps.gov/GETT
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“Impeached! The Rise and Fall of Andrew Johnson” by Ranger Angie Atkinson, Gettysburg National Military Park Winter Lecture Series: Reconstruction, Reconciliation, and Remembrance: The Aftermath & Legacy of the Civil War. For information, 717-334-1124; www.nps.gov/GETT

152nd Olustee
Date: Friday, February 12 -
Sunday, February 14
Location: Florida
Event Category: Reenactment
For more info: http://www.floridastateparks.org/olustee; http://battleofolustee.org
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40th annual Battle of Olustee reenactment at Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, Sanderson, 8-5. Site of Feb. 20, 1864, Confederate victory. Friday school day. Battles both days, living history, lectures, period music, military & civilian demonstrations, color ceremonies, exhibits. Sponsored by Florida Park Service, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Olustee Battlefield Citizen Support Organization, The Blue Grey Army of Florida Inc.
For information, www.floridastateparks.org/olustee; http://battleofolustee.org

19th Century Valentine Tea
Date: Saturday, February 13
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Miscellaneous
For more info: http://www.pamplinpark.org/events
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19th Century Valentine Tea at Pamplin Historical Park, Petersburg. Program on period etiquette, courtship traditions. For information, 804-861-2408; www.pamplinpark.org/events

4th Annual Red, White, Blue & Gray Valentine Ball
Date: Saturday, February 13
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Balls/Dances
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4th Annual Red, White, Blue & Gray Valentine Ball, First Presbyterian Church, Harrisonburg, 1-5 p.m. Social hour, silent auction, dancing to music by Mutton Busters with instruction by Tom & Lesley Mack & Shenandoah Valley Civil War Era Dancers. $15 singles, $25 couples at the door. All proceeds benefit Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation. For information, Tom & Lesley Mack, 540-743-9389, Facebook.

Lecture Series
Date: Saturday, February 13
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Lecture
For more info: http://www.nps.gov/GETT
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“Preservation and Commemoration at Antietam National Battlefield” Keith Snyder, Gettysburg National Military Park Winter Lecture Series: Reconstruction, Reconciliation, and Remembrance: The Aftermath & Legacy of the Civil War. For information, 717-334-1124; www.nps.gov/GETT

Lecture Series
Date: Saturday, February 13
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Lecture
For more info: http://www.MarinersMuseum.org
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“View the Monitor through photos” by Will Hoffman, Civil War Lecture Series at The Mariners’ Museum & Park, Newport News, 2:30. For information, 757-596-2222; MarinersMuseum.org

The Union League Annual Open House
Date: Saturday, February 13
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Miscellaneous
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FThe Union League Annual Open House, Philadelphia, 11-2. Tours, living history presentations, Civil War exhibits, art & artifact collections, original copy of Emancipation Proclamation. Free. For information, Heritage Center, 215-587-5596, foundations@unionleague.org

Valentine's and Lincoln Days Ball
Date: Saturday, February 13
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Balls/Dances
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Valentine's and Lincoln Days Ball at Union League of Philadelphia. Cocktails, dinner, dancing. Overnight available. For information, reservations, Jim Mundy, 215-587-5592, mundyj@unionleague.org

Lecture Series
Date: Sunday, February 14
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Lecture
For more info: http://www.nps.gov/GETT
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“Legacies of Letterman: The Army Medical Corps, 1864-1945” by Barb Sanders, Gettysburg National Military Park Winter Lecture Series: Reconstruction, Reconciliation, and Remembrance: The Aftermath & Legacy of the Civil War. For information, 717-334-1124; www.nps.gov/GETT

African Americans Exhibit
Date: Monday, February 15 -
Saturday, March 26
Location: Arkansas
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.deltaculturalcenter.com.
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“Binding wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in the Civil War” at Delta Cultural Center Visitors Center, Helena. 9-5, Tuesday- Saturday. For information, Ronald@arkansasheritage.org; www.deltaculturalcenter.com.

151st Aiken
Date: Friday, February 19 -
Sunday, February 21
Location: South Carolina
Event Category: Reenactment
For more info: http://www.battleofaiken.org
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22nd Annual Battle of Aiken, 151st anniversary of Sherman's March in Aiken. Friday school day. Living history, Saturday & Sunday battles, music, lectures, demonstrations, period church service. No fee if registered by Jan. 15. Hosted by Palmetto Battalion. For information, boachairman@battleofaiken.org; battleofaiken.org

28th Annual Ohio Regimental Ball & Civil War Conference
Date: Saturday, February 20
Location: Ohio
Event Category: Ball/Conference
For more info: http://www.ORMB.com
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28th Annual Ohio Regimental Ball & Civil War Conference at the McKinley Grand Hotel, Canton. Dinner 6 p.m., dancing with Anonymous String Band. Civil War Conference with many workshops. $42 per person by Jan. 8, $47 by Feb. 5. Special room rates.  For information, Heather Nichols, 330-769-3561; www.ORMB.com

Civil War engineers living history
Date: Saturday, February 20
Location: Arkansas
Event Category: Living History
For more info: http://www.deltaculturalcenter.com
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Civil War engineers living history at Confederate Memorial Park, Helena. Engineering projects including cheveaux de frise & gabions. For information, Ronald@arkansasheritage.org; www.deltaculturalcenter.com

Lecture Series
Date: Saturday, February 20
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Lecture
For more info: http://www.nps.gov/GETT
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"Adelbert Ames — From Gettysburg to Mississippi" by Ranger Matt Atkinson, Gettysburg National Military Park Winter Lecture Series: Reconstruction, Reconciliation, and Remembrance: The Aftermath & Legacy of the Civil War. For information, 717-334-1124; www.nps.gov/GETT

Lecture Series
Date: Sunday, February 21
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Lecture
For more info: http://www.nps.gov/GETT
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“If These Things Could Talk: 1866 and the Postwar Army” by Tom Holbrook, Gettysburg National Military Park Winter Lecture Series: Reconstruction, Reconciliation, and Remembrance: The Aftermath & Legacy of the Civil War. For information, 717-334-1124; www.nps.gov/GETT

Lecture Series
Date: Saturday, February 27
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Lecture
For more info: http://www.nps.gov/GETT
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“Furled and Unfurled: A History of the Confederate Battle Flag at Gettysburg” by Christopher Gwinn, Gettysburg National Military Park Winter Lecture Series: Reconstruction, Reconciliation, and Remembrance: The Aftermath & Legacy of the Civil War. For information, 717-334-1124; www.nps.gov/GETT

Lecture Series
Date: Sunday, February 28
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Lecture
For more info: http://www.nps.gov/GETT
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“Longstreet and Sickles – Together Again for the First Time: The Grand Reunion of 1888” by Ranger Karlton Smith, Gettysburg National Military Park Winter Lecture Series: Reconstruction, Reconciliation, and Remembrance: The Aftermath & Legacy of the Civil War. For information, 717-334-1124; www.nps.gov/GETT

Lecture, Music
Date: Sunday, February 28
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Lecture
For more info: http://www.usct.org
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Speaker David Harrower, Lucretia Mott, musicians  at La Mott Community Center, La Mott, 3 p.m. Site of USCT training Camp William Penn. Free. Sponsored by Citizens for the Restoration of Historic La Mott. For information, 215-885-2258, pt@usct.org; www.usct.org