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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

For Us The Living - The Civil War of Mort Kunstler
Dates:

February 15 - June 15

Description:

In recognition of the 150th commemoration of the American Civil War over thirty paintings by the renown historical artist, Mort Künstler, will be on view at the museum. This will be the final venue for this important traveling exhibition highlighting how contemporary artists like Künstler maintain the memory of the Civil War through their art. The exhibition is accompanied by a 256 page illustrated catalog with text by Pulitzer Prize-nominated author, James I. Robertson, and foreword by Harold Holzer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The catalog will be available for purchase at the Museum Shop. The museum is open Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; and Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Location:

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Hagerstown City Park
401 Museum Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Contact:

(301) 739-5727
Website

Lincoln: The Constitution & the Civil War Exhibit
Dates:

April 4-May 13, 2014

Description:

Using the Constitution as the cohesive thread, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” offers a fresh and innovative perspective on Lincoln that focuses on his struggle to meet the political and constitutional challenges of the Civil War. The exhibition explores how Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the war—the secession of Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties. Visitors leave the exhibition with a more complete understanding of Abraham Lincoln as president and the Civil War as the nation’s gravest constitutional crisis. Special, related programs on April 8, 16 and 23. See library website for details.

Location:

Washington County Free Library
100 S Potomac st
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Contact:

(301) 739-3250
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

Civil War Living History Reenactment
Dates:

April 26 & 27, 2014

Description:

Witness living history as various regiments' camp on the grounds and engage in a skirmish. Artisans demonstrate skills from the 1800s. Farmhouse tours, Living History Center, exhibit buildings, and Museum Gift Shop open. Museum season passes are honored.

Location:

Carroll County Farm Museum
500 South Center Street
Westminster, MD 21157

Contact:

(410) 386-3899
Website

Entrance Fee
Civil War Scholars Saturday
Dates:

April 26

Description:

International scholars from diverse backgrounds will each give an individual presentation followed by an open and engaging discussion with the audience. This first program will focus on the Battle of Antietam, specifically its physical impact, and how people and communities coped in the hours, days, and months which followed. Presenters will include: Ted Alexander - Chief Historian of Antietam National Battlefield and author of several books. Dr. Gordon Dammann - founder of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and respected expert on medicine during the Civil War. George Wunderlich - Executive Director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and internationally recognized expert on diverse topics including Civil War Medicine, ballistics and firearms, and historical instruments. Wayne Motts –Chief Executive Officer of the National Civil War Museum and author of Trust in God and Fear Nothing: Lewis A. Armistead, C.S.A. among other works of Civil War history. 9:45am-3pm.

Location:

Pry House Field Hospital Museum
18906 Shepherdstown Pike
Keedysville, MD 21756

Contact:

(301) 378-9128
Website

Entrance Fee
Junior Ranger Day at Antietam Nat'l Battlefield
Dates:

April 26, 2014

Description:

Children 12 & under will be able to participate in special programs, interact with volunteers portraying Civil War soldiers and have the opportunity to become Junion Park Rangers. 10am Meet in front of Visitor Center There is no cost for the program, but there is a park entry of $6/vehicle.

Location:

Antietam National Battlefield
5831 Dunker Church Road
Sharpsburg, MD 21782

Contact:

(301) 432-5124
Website

Junior Ranger Day
Dates:

April 26

Description:

As part of National Park Week, April 20 - 28, Monocacy National Battlefield will host a Junior Ranger Day on April 26. Children can participate in a special Battle of Monocacy scavenger hunt. Learn interesting facts about people, places and events of 1864 that have a national park connection. 8:30am-5pm

Location:

Monocacy National Battlefield
5201 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD 21704

Contact:

(301) 662-3515
Website

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