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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
Exhibit - The Freedman's Bureau, Educating the Newly Freed Slaves and the Prelude to Storer College
Dates:

February 1 - December 31

Description:

This exhibit will launch a full year of activities that will highlight Harpers Ferry's role in the education of newly freed slaves post Civil War. Activities will include living history, ranger conducted programs, and family/youth activities.

Location:

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Harpers Ferry, WV

Contact:

Website

Entrance Fee
Living Historians Workshop
Dates:

March 14

Description:

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine hosts its Annual Civil War Medicine Living Historians Workshop, an all-day symposium on skills, knowledge, and resources valuable in providing quality living history programs to the public, specifically focused on medicine during the Civil War. Sessions will be hosted by members of the Blue and Gray Hospital Association, as well as other veteran living history interpreters and museum staff. Registration of the Living Historians Workshop is $60 for non-members and $50 for members and active volunteers, and includes lunch. Participants will be able to register online or by phone.

Location:

National Museum of Civil War Medicine
48 East Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

Website

Entrance Fee
Md Symphony Orchestra "Brothers on the Battlefield
Dates:

March 14 & 15, 2015

Description:

Maryland Symphony Orchestra Concert to Feature Rodney Marsalis and the Philadelphia Big Brass Band in Multi-Media Presentation of "Brothers on the Battlefield" to commemorate the end of the the Civil War 150 years ago. This theatrically-staged production that will include a historically-informed narrative, multi-media presentation, and a broad range of music spanning pre-Civil War throughout the duration of the Civil Rights Movement. Featured selections will include an Earth, Wind and Fire medley; Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man; excerpts from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story; Pete Seeger's Where Have All the Flowers Gone; and, traditional tunes such as Amazing Grace, Just a Closer Walk With Thee, and When the Saints Go Marching In. Ticket prices range from $15-$50. $5 for students in higher education. Tickets may be purchased online at tickets.marylandsymphony.org

Location:

Maryland Theatre
21 S Potomac St
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Contact:

(301) 797-4000
Website

Entrance Fee
Frederick County Civil War Roundtable: Kevin Pawlak
Dates:

March 19

Description:

Author and Antietam National Battlefield guide Kevin Pawlak discusses The Battle of Shepherdstown, starting at 7:30 pm.

Location:

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

Contact:

Website

1865-Peace & Reunion Civil War Seminar
Dates:

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Description:

Join noted historians for this one-day Civil War seminar in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the war's final year. The theme is "1865-Peace and Reunion." The seminar moderator (and presenter) will be Dr. Tom Clemens; History Professor Emeritus at HCC, President of Save Historic Antietam Foundation, historian, and author of the Antietam Battlefield Guide. Other presenters: Dennis Frye, Chief Historian at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and author; Edie Wallace, Authority on Freedman's Bureau and Tolson's Chapel in Sharpsburg; Stephen Bockmiller, author and historian. 8:30am-4:30pm. HCC Main Campus - Merle S. Elliott Continuing Education and Conference Center. Fee: $75, seniors $55 (includes materials, lunch & registration fee) Course: DIS 282 M

Location:

Hagerstown Community College
11400 Robinwood Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21742

Contact:

(240) 500-2564
Website

Entrance Fee
Medal of Honor Ceremony, Battle of Antietam
Dates:

March 28, 2015

Description:

The public is invited to join the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Antietam Camp #3 as they confer The Medal of Honor upon 20 soldiers from the Battle of Antietam in remembrance of their heroic acts. The ceremony will take place at the Dunker Church at 10:00 a.m. A wreaths-laying ceremony with taps will follow across the street from the Church at the Maryland monument on Antietam National Battlefield at approximately 11:00 a.m. Following ceremony lunch off the menu at Captain Benders Tavern, 111 Main St, Sharpsburg, Maryland 21782. RESERVATI"ON NOT REQUIRED, but helpful Please confirm your participation and/or lunch reservation to George Chapman, Sr. Vice Commander GTChapman66@aol.com or call (540) 454-5560.

Location:

Dunker Church
5831 Dunker Church Road
Sharpsburg, MD 21782

Contact:

(540) 454-5560

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