The Week Ahead: March 26th-April 1st
Good afternoon! Below are the Civil War-related events happening this week:
March 27th: "Missouri at War: The Battle of Lexington" @ the National Archives/Kansas City (Kansas City, MO).
March 28th @7pm: “The Battle of Missionary Ridge: Civil War Cycloramas and the American Panorama Company” @ the University Center Auditorium @ University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (TN).
March 29th @7pm: “Mightier than the Sword: ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ and the Battle for America” @ the Salem Athenaeum (Dedham, MA).
March 29th – April 8th: The Battle of Shiloh Sesquicentennial celebration (Shiloh, TN). For more information please visit, www.shiloh150.org/; www.shiloh150th.com/; and www.nps.gov/shil/shiloh-150th-anniversary.htm.
Beginning March 30th @8pm: “The Red Badge of Courage” @ the Roxy Regional Theatre (Nashville, TN).
Through March 31st: "Men to Arms! The Civil War in Charleston," a traveling exhibit featuring key Civil War events in the city @ the Kanawha County Public Library, Cross Lanes Branch (Cross Lanes, WV).
March 31st: Grand Opening of the Museum of the Confederacy—Appomattox.
March 31st @pre-dawn: “The Breakthrough," follows the 1865 Union breakthrough @ Petersburg @ Pamplin Historical Park (Petersburg, VA).
March 31st @8:45am-3:30pm: “Park Day” @ Appomattox Courthouse National Historic Park (VA)—Help improve the condition of a historic Civil War site.
March 31st @9:15am: "Archaeology of the Civil War" @ the James Lee Center in the Monroe Gymnasium (Falls Church, VA). Limited seating available.
March 31st @10am: “Civil War Defenses of Washington Bike Tour” beginning at Fort Dupont Park (Washington, DC).
March 31st @10am-12pm: "Butler's Offensive at Point of Rocks" meets below main parking lot @ Point of Rocks Park (Chesterfield, VA).
March 31st @10am-4pm"The War Came by Train" @ the B&O Railroad Museum (Baltimore, MD).
March 31st @10:30am and 2pm: “Freedom's Fortress in the Spring of 1862," a ranger-guided tour @ Fort Monroe National Monument (Hampton, VA).
March 31st @11am: “Death of Gen. Mansfield" @ the Antietam National Battlefield (near Sharpsburg, MD).
March 31st @11am-4pm: "The Impact of the Civil War in Howard County" @ the B&O Railroad Museum—Ellicott City Station (Ellicott City, MD).
March 31st @2-4pm: "Civil War Archeology in Northwest Arkansas" @ the Prairie Grove Chamber of Commerce (AR).
April 1st @10am-4:30mpm: “147th Anniversary if the Battle of Five Forks” @ Petersburg National Battlefield (VA).
April 1st @2pm: "Caught Between Three Fires: Cass county, Chaos and Order No. 11" @ the Jesse James Farm and Museum (Kearney, MO).
April 1st @2pm: "Civil War in Northern Virginia 1861" @ the Manassas Museum (VA).
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 visitwww.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!