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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

Civil War Summer Lecture Series
Dates:

July 24

Description:

Join us every Thursday evening in July at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine for presentations on a variety of Civil War topics. The Summer Evening Lecture Series are free and open to the public. 7pm

Location:

National Museum of Civil War Medicine
48 E Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 695-1864
Website

Ransomed Hagerstown at the Hager House
Dates:

July 25 & 26, 2014

Description:

Special tours commemorating the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Ransom of Hagerstown.Tour the historic Hager House and step back in time to the bygone era of the Civil War. Discover details of the lives of those living in the home at that time, what was going on in the surrounding city, and how a family home was left to cope with it. Friday and Saturday, 10am-4pm. Civil War living history interpreters will be on site. Live music by Bill and Joyce Weaver, Saturday, July 26, 10am-4pm

Location:

Jonathan Hager House Museum
110 Key Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Contact:

Website

Entrance Fee
Civil War Mayhem Walking Tour
Dates:

July 26

Description:

Discover what it was really like to live in Frederick during the chaos of the Civil War, when loyalties were questioned and lives were lost. 7pm.

Location:

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

Contact:

(301) 663-1188
Website

Entrance Fee
The Wig Wags: Communications During the Civil War
Dates:

July 26-27

Description:

During the battle of Antietam in September of 1862, Washington Monument was an important link in the communication line with Washington, DC. Come learn about the monument's use by the Signal Corps and see demonstrations of how messages were sent with signal flags. 10:00 - 4:00 both days.

Location:

Washington Monument State Park
6620 Zittlestown Road
Middletown, MD 21769

Contact:

(301) 432-8065
Website

Town of Hancock-1864 Ransom Commemoration Activiti
Dates:

July 26, 2014

Description:

A full day of activities to commemorate the 1864 ransom of Hancock. 5K Run/Walk 8:00 a.m. Historic walking tours and Civil War talks throughout the day. Campfire and Civil War Era Music Sing-a-Long 8:00 p.m.

Location:

Widmeyer Park
126 W High St
Hancock, MD 21750

Contact:

Entrance Fee
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