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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

On the Border of Freedom: African American History Walking Tours
Dates:

August 2, September 6, 27

Description:

Special tours of the Roger Brooke Taney House will allow visitors to explore what life was like for the many slaves who lived and worked in Frederick County from its beginnings until after the Civil War. Individual stories and biographies will be highlighted throughout the tours. All “On the Border of Freedom: Slavery in Frederick County” tours will begin on the hour starting at 10:00 a.m., the last tour at 3:00 p.m. The tours are included with regular museum admission. African American History Walking Tours also are offered beginning at I:30 p.m. at the Taney House on these Saturdays. For more information about the museum or walking tours, contact Jennifer Winter at jwinter@frederickhistory.org or 301‐663‐1188 x104.

Location:

Roger Brooke Taney House
121 N Bentz St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 663-1188
Website

Entrance Fee
On the Border of Freedom: Slavery in Frederick
Dates:

August 2, September 6, 27

Description:

Special tours of the Roger Brooke Taney House will allow visitors to explore what life was like for the many slaves who lived and worked in Frederick County from its beginnings until after the Civil War. Individual stories and biographies will be highlighted throughout the tours. All “On the Border of Freedom: Slavery in Frederick County” tours will begin on the hour starting at 10:00 a.m., the last tour at 3:00 p.m. The tours are included with regular museum admission. African American History Walking Tours also are offered beginning at I:30 p.m. at the Taney House on these Saturdays.

Location:

Roger Brooke Taney House
121 N Bentz St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 663-1188
Website

Entrance Fee
The Battle That Saved Cumberland
Dates:

August 2, 2014

Description:

Allegany County Civil War Roundtable is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Pleasant Mills/Folck's Mill. There will be period music, uniformed soldiers and Civil War artifacts. Expert speakers.Tours of Folcks Mills from noon-2pm. Event begins at 10am

Location:

Ali Ghan Shrine Club
13100 Ali Ghan Rd., NE
Cumberland, MD 21501

Contact:

African-American Heritage Walking Tour
Dates:

August 2

Description:

Part of day-long "On the Border to Freedom" program at the Roger Brooke Taney House, explore the historic center of Frederick's African American community. 1:30pm

Location:

Roger Brooke Taney House
121 S Bentz St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 663-1188
Website

Entrance Fee
1864 Civil War Walking Tour
Dates:

August 2

Description:

2014's tour focuses on the impact of the ransom of Frederick and Battle of Monocacy in July 1864. 11am.

Location:

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

Contact:

(301) 663-1188
Website

Entrance Fee
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