Exhibits & Events Calendar

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"Charity Afire" Civil War Exhibit
Date: Sunday, July 01 -
Wednesday, December 31
Location: Maryland
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.setonheritage.org/
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"Charity Afire" Civil War exhibit at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg. Accounts of the Sisters during the war and work tending to spiritual and medical needs of soldiers on both sides. Tuesday-Sunday, 10-4:30. For information, (301) 447-6606, bbassler@setonshrine.org; www.setonheritage.org/

"Four Seasons of the Confederacy: Murals by Charles Hoffabuer" exhibit
Date: Tuesday, January 01 -
Wednesday, December 31
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.vahistorical.org
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“Four Seasons of the Confederacy: Murals by Charles Hoffbauer” at Virginia Historical Society, Richmond. Commissioned by the Confederate Memorial Association, unveiled in January 1921. The murals include Confederate commanders and battle scenes. Open Monday–Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-5, free. For information, www.vahistorical.org

"Under Both Flags: Civil War in the Albemarle"
Date: Tuesday, January 01 -
Wednesday, December 31
Location: North Carolina
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.
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"Under Both Flags: Civil War in the Albemarle" exhibit at Museum of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City. Includes flags captured by Massachusetts units at New Bern. For information,                 (252) 335-1453

Hanover Couunty, Virginia
Date: Tuesday, January 01 -
Wednesday, December 31
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.hanovertavern.org
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"Hanover County: Impact of the Civil War" exhibit at Hanover Tavern focusing on personal stories of residents, combatants and events in the county. Tuesday-Sunday, 11-4. Fee over age 9.

"1864: Some Suffer So Much" Exhibit
Date: Monday, January 13 -
Wednesday, December 31
Location: Vermont
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.norwich.edu/museum
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"1864: Some Suffer So Much” exhibit at Sullivan Museum & History Center, Norwich University, Northfield. Focus on alumni military surgeons in field & hospitals; history of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from Civil War to present. Also, Corps of Cadets response to Oct. 19, 1864, Confederate raid on St. Albans, Vt. Free. Monday-Friday 8-4, Saturday 11-4 during academic year. For information, 802-485-2183; www.norwich.edu/museum/

Red River Campaign Exhibit
Date: Saturday, March 01 -
Wednesday, December 31
Location: Louisiana
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.confederatemuseum.com
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Red River Campaign special exhibit at Confederate Memorial Hall, New Orleans. Photos, uniforms, weapons, flags and other artifacts from the 1864 land and waterway campaign. For information, (504) 523-4522; confederatemuseum.com

"Philadelphia 1864: The Year of Decision" exhibit
Date: Tuesday, April 01 -
Wednesday, December 31
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.ulheritagecenter.org
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“Philadelphia 1864: The Year of Decision” exhibit at Heritage Center of The Union League of Philadelphia. Artifacts related to city’s role in the economic, medical & military effort and items displayed at Great Central Fair. Open free Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 3-6, second Saturday of each month, 1-4. For information, www.ulheritagecenter.org

"Fifty Years of Collecting: An Anniversary Exhibit of Objects from the Fort Ward Collection" exhibit
Date: Sunday, June 01 -
Wednesday, December 31
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.fortward.org
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“Fifty Years of Collecting: An Anniversary Exhibit of Objects from the Fort Ward Collection.” Includes military arms & equipment that interpret army life at Fort Ward, Civil War Alexandria and Defenses of Washington. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10-5, Sundays, 12-5. For information, 703-746-4848; http://www.fortward.org.

Cherokee County Exhibit
Date: Saturday, November 01 -
Wednesday, December 31
Location: Georgia
Event Category: Exhibit
For more info: http://www.rockbarn.org/museum
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“Cherokee County Voices from the Civil War” exhibit at Cherokee County History Museum, Canton. Includes soldier & medical artifacts, McAfee and Donaldson Guards, and letters by guard members. For information, 770-345-3288; www.rockbarn.org/museum

SVBF Annual Meeting
Date: Tuesday, December 02
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Miscellaneous
For more info: http://www.ShenandnoahAtWar.org
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“Light the Lamp of History” Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation annual meeting at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, New Market, 4 p.m. Speakers include Jim Lighthizer, Ed Bearss, Jonathan Noyalas with special reception following program. $20, includes meeting, annual awards, reception, museum galleries. For information, registration, SVBF, 540-740-4545; www.ShenandnoahAtWar.org

Franklin Civil War show at Williamson County Expo Park
Date: Saturday, December 06 -
Sunday, December 07
Location: Tennessee
Event Category: Shows
For more info: http://www.mkshows.com
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Franklin Civil War show at Williamson County Expo Park, Franklin, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9-3. For information, 770-630-7298, mike@mkshows.com; www.mkshows.com

150th Fort Fisher
Date: Saturday, December 06
Location: North Carolina
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
For more info: http://www.friendsoffortfisher.com; www.nchistoricsites.org/fisher/
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“We Kept Our Courage Up” 150th anniversary program of December 1864 Federal attack at Fort Fisher State Historic Site, Kure Beach, 9-5. Reenactors, camp life, arms & cannon firing demonstrations. Free. For information, 910-458-5538; www.friendsoffortfisher.com; www.nchistoricsites.org/fisher/

150th Program
Date: Saturday, December 06
Location: Georgia
Event Category: Program
For more info: http://www.go.nps.gov/cwprisons
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Andersonville National Historic Site commemoration of Winter 1864 at Andersonville. Prisoners had been relocated and only sick remained, then more than 3,400 were returned as Sherman’s troops approached other prisons. 10 a.m. guided walk, reservation required at HYPERLINK "http://go.nps.gov/roadtoandersonville"http://go.nps.gov/roadtoandersonville; 11 a.m. walk, talks at 1 and 3. For information, http://go.nps.gov/cwprisons

152nd Reenactment
Date: Saturday, December 06 -
Sunday, December 07
Location: Arkansas
Event Category: 152nd Anniversary
For more info: http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/prairiegrovebattlefield
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152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Prairie Grove at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Par. Battle each day, living history, drills, demonstrations. Free admission, $5 per vehicle. For information, 479-846-2990; arkansasstateparks.com/prairiegrovebattlefield

30th annual Christmas Through the Ages at Fort Gaines
Date: Saturday, December 06
Location: Alabama
Event Category: Miscellaneous
For more info: http://www.dauphinisland.org
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30th annual Christmas Through the Ages at Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island. Soldiers from 1700s through 1900s and families in living history. For information, 251-861-6992, fortgaines@dauphinisland.org; www.dauphinisland.org

Annual Antietam National Battlefield illumination
Date: Saturday, December 06
Location: Maryland
Event Category: Illumination
For more info: http://www.CivilWarMed.org
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Annual Antietam National Battlefield illumination and daytime exhibits, living history programs at Pry House Field Hospital Museum on the battlefield. Suggested donation $5. Illumination gates open 6 p.m. For information, Tom Frezza, 301-695-1864, Ext. 1011, pryhouse@civilwarmed.org; www.CivilWarMed.org

Christmas in the Carolinas During the Civil War at Bennett Place State Historic Site
Date: Saturday, December 06 -
Sunday, December 07
Location: North Carolina
Event Category: Living History
For more info: http://www.bennettplacehistoricsite.com
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Christmas in the Carolinas During the Civil War at Bennett Place State Historic Site, Durham. Saturday 10-4, Sunday 10-3.
Living historians, decorations, farm life, music, caroling, refreshments. For information, 919-383-4345, bennett@ncdcr.gov;
www.bennettplacehistoricsite.com

Christmas Program at Bennett Place State Historic Site
Date: Saturday, December 06
Location: North Carolina
Event Category: Program
For more info: http://www.nccultureevents.com
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"Christmas in the Carolinas during the Civil War" living history program at Bennett Place State Historic Site, Durham, 10-4. Living history, music, caroling, St. Nick. Free. For information, 919-383-4345; www.nccultureevents.com

Civil War Christmas Open House at Bentonville Battlefield
Date: Saturday, December 06
Location: North Carolina
Event Category: Living History
For more info: http://www.nccultureevents.com
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Annual Civil War Christmas Open House at Bentonville Battlefield, Four Oaks, 10-4. Living historians, farmhouse interpreters, period music, refreshments. Free. For information, 910-594-0789; www.nccultureevents.com

Talk by Melissa Carr
Date: Saturday, December 06
Location: Massachusetts
Event Category: Talk
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"A Man, A Flag, A Frame: A Story of Lowell, Massachusetts and the Civil War" by conservator Melissa Carr at Old Schwamb Mill Industrial Museum, Arlington, 2 p.m. About framed piece of guidon flag 2nd Mass. Cav. Lt. Solon Perkins wore when killed June 3, 1863, at Clinton, La. Suggested donation $5. For information, 781-643-0554, info@oldschwambmill.org

Friends of Gettysburg Open House
Date: Sunday, December 07
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Miscellaneous
For more info: http://www.friendsofgettysburg.org
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Friends of Gettysburg 25th anniversary Christmas Open House at the Historic Rupp House, 11-3. Santa Claus, light refreshments, special exhibits. Free. For information, Ann Swade, 717-339-2148; www.friendsofgettysburg.org

The Great Eastern, National Gun Day & Military Show
Date: Friday, December 12 -
Sunday, December 14
Location: Kentucky
Event Category: Shows
For more info: http://www.Nationalgunday.com
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The Great Eastern, National Gun Day & Military Show at the Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, Friday 2-8, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9-3. For information, Ron Dickson, National Gun Day Promotions, 513-523-3574; www.Nationalgunday.com

Tour
Date: Friday, December 12 -
Sunday, December 14
Location: Tennessee
Event Category: Tours
For more info: http://www.blueandgrayeducation.org
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Spring Hill and Franklin, with Thomas Cartwright and Greg Biggs from Franklin. Fee. Sponsored by Blue & Gray Education Society. For information, registration, 434-250-9921; www.blueandgrayeducation.org

"Enslaved Holiday" candlelight tour
Date: Saturday, December 13
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Tours
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“Enslaved Holiday” candlelight tour of main house & slave quarters, living history vignettes at Ben Lomond Historic Site, Manassas, 5-7 p.m. $7 over age 6. For information, 703-367-7872

150th Anniversary Battle of Nashville
Date: Saturday, December 13
Location: Tennessee
Event Category: 150th Anniversary
For more info: http://www.bonps.org
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150th Anniversary Battle of Nashville, citywide & all day in Nashville. Living history at battle sites, artillery, mounted cavalry, field hospital, exhibits. Participating sites include Belle Meade Mansion, Belmont Mansion, Bicentennial Mall State Park, Fort Negley, The Land Trust for Tennessee’s Glen Leven Farm, Redoubt No. 1, Shy’s Hill, Tennessee State Library & Archives, Tennessee State Museum, Travellers Rest. Sponsored by Metro Historical Commission & Nashville Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee. For information, www.bonps.org

CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center open house
Date: Saturday, December 13
Location: North Carolina
Event Category: Miscellaneous
For more info: http://www.nccultureevents.com
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CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center open house 10-4 in Kinston. Interpreters telling how Civil War soldiers and sailors at home and in the field celebrated Christmas. For information, 25-526-9600; www.nccultureevents.com

Fort Ward Living History
Date: Saturday, December 13
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Living History
For more info: http://www.fortward.org
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“Civil War Christmas in Camp at Fort Ward” at the Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site, Alexandria, 12-4. Living history, program featuring a Civil War Santa Claus, soldier-led tours of fort weather permitting. For information, 703-746-4848; www.fortward.org

Holidays at Liberia Plantation in Manassas
Date: Saturday, December 13
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Living History
For more info: http://www.manassasmuseum.org
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Holidays at Liberia Plantation in Manassas. Showing how holidays were observed by its diverse residents on candlelit grounds.
$15, $7.50 12 & under. For information, 703-368-1873; www.manassasmuseum.org

Lecture at the Mariners' Museum
Date: Saturday, December 13
Location: Virginia
Event Category: Lecture
For more info: http://www.MarinersMuseum.org
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"The Gale that Sank the Monitor" with Jay Moore, Mariners' Museum archivist and manager of NOAA's USS Monitor Collection, at The Mariners' Museum, Newport News, 1 p.m. For information, 757-596-2222; www.MarinersMuseum.org

Long Island Antique Historical Arms Society Inc. Antique Gun Show
Date: Saturday, December 13 -
Sunday, December 14
Location: New York
Event Category: Shows
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Long Island Antique Historical Arms Society Inc. Antique Gun Show at Freeport Recreation Center, Freeport, Saturday 9-4, Sunday 9-2. For information, Dave Gruner, 631-722-3248

Monocacy Battlefield candlelight program
Date: Saturday, December 13
Location: Maryland
Event Category: Program
For more info: http://www.nps.gov/mono
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“Museums by Candlelight” at Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick, other local historic sites. Traditional decorations in historic Thomas House. For information, 301-662-3515; www.nps.gov/mono

A Pry Christmas at Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Date: Sunday, December 14
Location: Maryland
Event Category: Living History
For more info: http://www.CivilWarMed.org
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A Pry Christmas at Pry House Field Hospital Museum, Antietam National Battlefield. Santa, refreshments, games decorations. Suggested donation $5. For information, Tom Frezza, 301-695-1864, Ext. 1011, pryhouse@civilwarmed.org; www.CivilWarMed.org

Candlelight Tours
Date: Friday, December 19 -
Saturday, December 20
Location: Georgia
Event Category: Tours
For more info: http://www..nps.gov/fopu
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Guided Fort Pulaski tours by candlelight commemorating Christmas 1861 Confederate garrison Nog Party. Six nightly tours, refreshments, caroling, weapons firing. Advanced tickets recommended, $10 over age 15. For information, tickets, 912-786-5787 Ext. 120; www.nps.gov/fopu

24th Annual General Meade Birthday Celebration
Date: Wednesday, December 31
Location: Pennsylvania
Event Category: Program
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24th Annual General Meade Birthday Celebration, 199th year, at Historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia. Military parade, ceremony 12 p.m. Meet at gatehoue at 11:30 for procession to grave. Champagne toast & reception follow the program. A tour of the historic cemetery will be offered (weather permitting). For information, registration, Dr. Andy Waskie, 215-204-5452