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Civil War Trains Exhibit
Dates:

November 12 - December 31

Description:

The importance of railroads during the Civil War was significant. Railroads were used in carrying supplies of coal and artillery, horses, mules and cattle and troops and baggage. Rail conditions certainly were poor. Wooden water towers were easy targets for destruction by raiding troops. Water and coal were essential for the steam locomotives. Bridges needed to be built and defended. General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's capture of 56 locomotives and more than 300 railcars along the B&O Railroad between Harpers Ferry, W.Va and Martinsburg, W.Va., with the blowing up of the railroad bridge at Harpers Ferry, was an attempt to stop B&O strategic traffic. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00am - 4:00pm. Open Sunday 2:00pm - 5:00pm (February through April). Closed: Mondays, Sundays (May through January). New Year's Day and day before and after, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and day after, Christmas and day before and after.

Location:

Discovery Station Museum
101 West Washington Street
Hagerstown, MD, MD

Contact:

(301) 790-0076
Website

Entrance Fee
Civil War Exhibit: "Charity Afire"
Dates:

Through December 31, 2014

Description:

This exhibit offers compelling insights about the casualties and compassion from the hearts of sister nurses who were as angels of the battlefield. There are numerous accounts written by the Daughters of Charity who served at various sites. Tuesdays through Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location:

Seton Heritage Ministries
National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Contact:

(301) 447-6606
Website

The Civil War in Carroll County: 1864
Dates:

January 1, 2014-December 31, 2014

Description:

Artifacts and photos examining the experience of Carroll Countians during the Civil War.

Location:

The Gallery at Cockey's
216 East Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157

Contact:

(410) 848-6494
Website

Civil War Tour
Dates:

Fridays & Saturdays April to November

Description:

Take a guided tour to learn how the Sisters of Charity and Daughters of Charity served the soldiers during the war that divided our nation. Hear first-hand accounts of the Sisters who helped the union soldiers who arrived in Emmitsburg before the Battle of Gettyburg. This special Civil War tour is offered on Fridays and Saturdays at noon, 1pm and 3pm, April through November

Location:

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 S Seton Ave.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Contact:

(301) 447-6606
Website

Huzza For Liberty! 1864 Civil War Exhibit
Dates:

June 14 - December 31

Description:

The Historical Society's new exhibit will explore how the war came to Frederick in 1864, how the residents were affected, the Battle of Monocacy and the aftermath. The exhibit will feature the City of Frederick's ransom documents. The exhibit will explore the presidential election and the new constitution of Maryland. Importantly, the exhibit will highlight the daily life of the residents and how they coped with the onslaught of war. Tues, Wed, Fri, & Sat 10am-4pm; Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 1-4pm through December 31, 2014

Location:

Museum of Frederick County History
24 E Church St
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 663-1188
Website

Exhibit: Maryland Slavery and Emancipation
Dates:

August 1 - December 31

Description:

Located in the retirement home of Thomas Johnson, Maryland’s first elected Governor, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor provides hands-on learning opportunities for children of all ages. In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Emancipation in Maryland, the Museum’s current exhibition highlights the history and path to freedom of Rose Hill and other Maryland slaves. Young visitors can explore the subject through the story of Addy and completion of our Junior Historian booklet. New additions will be made to the exhibit each month through December. Please allow 1-2 hours to visit the site. Tour groups of 10 or more are required to make reservations. Please visit our website for tour themes and additional information or call 301-600-1646 to schedule a group tour. Admission: Adults $5; Youth and Seniors $4;Children under 2 are free. Manor Hours: April-September, Mon-Sat 11am-4pm and Sunday 1pm-4pm. October-November, Saturday 11-4pm and Sunday 1:00pm-4pm. (Weekends only)

Location:

Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park
1611 N Market St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 600-2743
Website

Entrance Fee
Book Club: A Child's Story from Slavery to Freedom
Dates:

4th Sunday of month

Description:

Enjoy treats from the Civil War Era as you explore and discuss a new Addy story each month. Aug - Meet Addy; Sept Addy Learns a Lesson; Oct - Shadows on Society Hill; Nov - Addy Saves the Day; Dec - Addy's Surprise. Sundays, 2pm-3pm; Ages 8-14

Location:

Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park
1611 N Market St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 600-2743
Website

The Era of the American Civil War
Dates:

September 2 - December 11, 2014

Description:

Survey the major political, economic, social and cultural trends in the United States from 1840 to 1877. Focus on the growing differences between the societies of the North and South, the partisan debates leading to the American Civil War, the war itself and the shattering impact on the country, culminating with the struggles over reconstructing the union. (2pm-3:20pm)

Location:

Carroll Community College
1601 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157

Contact:

(410) 386-8100
Website

Entrance Fee
Starlight for Freedom
Dates:

October 11, 18, 25

Description:

This is an audience participatory experience to explore the stories of runaway slaves and the lights they followed to freedom. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 to adult. $10 7:30pm-9:30PM

Location:

Rose Hill Manor Park
1611 N Market St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 600-2743
Website

Entrance Fee
Diversity in the Civil War
Dates:

October 23 & 30, 2014

Description:

Two-night course. Thursdays Oct. 23 & 30, 6:30-8:30pm. European immigrants (Germans, Irish), American Indians, Asians, Hispanics, African-Americans and women contributed in various degrees of service in every major theater of operations throughout the war. It was a falsehood however, that the majority of all Federal troops were foreign born, as was an oft repeated assertion of the Southern and British press of the time. Join Joe Mieczkowski, Civil War living historian and educator, for this interesting new course focusing on ethnic diversity of soldiers fighting in the Civil War. Mr. Mieczkowski is a Licensed Battlefield and Town Guide for the Gettysburg National Military Park, a past president of the Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable and current president of The Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides.

Location:

Hagerstown Community College
11400 Robinwood Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21742

Contact:

(240) 500-2236
Website

Entrance Fee
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