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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

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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

Middletown’s Revolutionary War Hero, Sgt. Lawrence Everhart
Dates:

April 16

Description:

The Sgt. Lawrence Everhart Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) will talk about Sgt. Lawrence Everhart, Middletown ‘s Revolutionary War hero. 7pm

Location:

Christ Reformed Church Chapel
12 S Church St.
Middletown, MD 21769

Contact:

(301) 371-6410
Website

Lincoln's Civil Wars -- Meet the Author
Dates:

April 16, 2014

Description:

John Hoptak, Civil War historian and Park Ranger, will present two guided discussions focusing on the issues faced by Lincoln during the conflict and the ways in which he responded to the many political and Constitutional challenges the war presented. 8:00 p.m.

Location:

Washington County Free Library
100 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Contact:

Website

Lincoln's Civil Wars -- Meet the Author
Dates:

April 16 and April 23, 2014

Description:

John Hoptak, Civil War historian and Park Ranger, will present two guided discussions focusing on the issues faced by Lincoln during the conflict and the ways in which he responded to the many political and Constitutional challenges the war presented. 8:00 p.m.

Location:

Washington County Free Library
100 S. Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Contact:

Website

Battle of Falling Waters 1863 -- Meet the Author
Dates:

April 17, 2014

Description:

Meet Author George Franks who will speak about the topic of his latest book, "Battle of Falling Waters 1863: Custer, Pettigrew and the End of the Gettysburg Campaign. 5:00 p.m.

Location:

Williamsport Library
104 E. Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21795

Contact:

Website

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