The Week Ahead: February 27th-March 4th
Good afternoon! Here are the Civil War-related events of the week:
Beginning February 27th: The Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier will be open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. per its spring schedule (Petersburg, VA).
Through February 29th: The Creative Arts Guild (Dalton, GA) will be exhibiting artifacts from the Civil War. "The Art of War" illustrates how creating art in varying forms was a vital release for soldiers on both sides of the conflict. It filled the hours of waiting for either the horrors of battle or the agony of prison, disease or a slow death by starvation, according to organizers.
By March 1st: Applications due for the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at the City University of New York Graduate Center’s two-week NEH Summer Institute for college and university teachers. Held in July, the Summer Institute will focus on the visual culture of the American Civil War (1861-1865). Full details and application information are available on the ASHP/CML Institute website at http://ashp.cuny.edu/civil-war-150/nehinstitute/. For further information, please contact Institute Director Donna Thompson Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-817-1963.
Through March 1st: “My Brother, My Enemy” will be on display at the Duncan Center (KY).
March 1st @ 7:30 pm: Stephanie McCurry will present “Antigone’s Claim: Gender and Treason in the American Civil War” at the Joseph P. Johnson Grand Hall in Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center (Abingdon, VA).
Beginning March 1st: The VMI Museum is opening an art exhibit that will give viewers the opportunity to trace the evolution of the Civil War oil paintings of Mort Kunstler (Lexington, VA).
March 2nd @5:30-7:30 pm: Reception for the opening of the exhibit, "The Civil War Comes to Roanoke Island: Fishers, Fighters, and Freedmen" @ the Outer Banks History Center (Manteo, NC).
March 2nd @12pm: "Battle of Hampton Roads" @ the Museum of the Confederacy (Richmond, VA).
March 2nd @7pm: "Civil War Northern Virginia, 1861," book talk @ the Loudoun Museum (Leesburg, VA).
March 3rd: "Civil War Songs from the Western Border" by Cathy Barton and Dave Para, professional folk musicians @ the Arrow Rock State Historic Site (MO).
March 3rd: "1862 Valley Campaign" Conference @ Shenandoah University (Winchester, VA).
March 3rd @9am-4pm: "1862: A Year of Battles" at Longwood University’s Jarman Auditorium (Farmville, VA).
March 3rd @10am, 2pm, 3:30pm: “Jack Tars and Virginia Boatmen on the James and Appomattox Rivers" @ the City Point unit of the Petersburg National Battlefield (VA).
March 3rd @7pm: "Confederate Blockade of the Potomac" @ the Old Manassas Courthouse (Manassas, VA).
March 3rd-4th @2pm: "Battle of Fort Donelson" Reenactments (Fort Donelson, TN).
March 3rd-4th: 3-4 @1:30pm: "Battle of Broxton Bridge" Reenactment on the Broxton Bridge Plantation (near Ehrhardt, SC).
March 3rd-4th: 3-4 @2:30pm: "Battle of Natural Bridge" Reenactment @ the Natural Bridge Battlefield State Historic State Park (near Woodville, FL).
March 4th @1-4pm: "A Woman's View in 1860 Richmond," Civil War spies, shortages, more @ Walkerton Tavern (Glen Allen, VA).
March 4th @1:30pm: "Fredericksburg" @ the Gettysburg National Military Park visitor center (PA).
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: March 23-24, 2012 - Kennesaw, Ga. 9th Annual Symposium on New Interpretations of the Civil War: '1862: The Path to Freedom.' The Civil War Center at Kennesaw State University presents renowned Civil War historians Ken Noe, Wiley Sword, Jeff Wert, and Brian Wills on Saturday, March 23 at 9:00 a.m. The various lectures will focus on events from 1862. An opening reception will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23 at the Southern Museum in Kennesaw. Please plan to attend these special events – free admission, and free parking available for Saturday's program in Kennesaw State's West Parking Deck, located on Campus Loop Drive. For additional information, please visit www.kennesaw.edu/civilwarera.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: On Friday, April 27, 2012, from 8:30am-4:00pm, the University of Maryland Libraries' Special Collections will be hosting a symposium entitled "Women and the Civil War in Maryland." We invite the University of Maryland community and the general public to join us for a day of scholarly presentations featuring keynote speaker and noted historian, Thavolia Glymph. RVSP required: please contact Elizabeth Novara or call 301-314-2712. The event will be held in Nonprint Media Services (Room J) & the Maryland Room Gallery of Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Further details about the event (including a complete program, driving directions, and accommodation recommendations) can be found at: http://www.lib.umd.edu/civilwarwomen/exhibition/symposium/index.html.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: August 24-26th commemorates the 2nd Battle of Manassas and the City of Manassas has many exciting Living History programs planned: Civil War 150th HistoryMobile (an an interactive “museum on wheels”), Lee’s Lieutenants Army of Northern Virginia (a meet and greet with General Robert E. Lee, “Stonewall Jackson,” James Longstreet, J.E.B. Stuart, and many more), Federal Encampment Liberia Plantation (a living program), Living History Encampment Mayfield Fort, Living History Encampment Cannon Branch Fort, Historians and Authors Lectures, a Re-enactor Parade, the Blue and Gray Ball, and a Sesquicentennial Commemoration Concert. Please keep abreast of all these happenings at www.manassascivilwar.org!