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Battle of Antietam 152nd Anniversary Events
Dates:

September 13-19, 2014

Description:

A wide array of activities and events allow visitors to explore the 1862 Battle of Antietam in depth. Includes: Orientation talks, ranger guided car tours, special topc talks, overview and in-depth hikes, campfire program, Sunrise in the Cornfield, Civil War Photography, Civil War Medicine, the role of the US Sanitary Commission, Clara Barton and perhaps the most important outcome of the Battle of Antietam--the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. Most activities are accessible. Some walks may be over uneven ground.

Location:

Antietam National Battlefield
5831 Dunker Church Road
Sharpsburg, MD 21782

Contact:

(301) 432-5124
Website

"Telling the Story: Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination"
Dates:

September 18

Description:

Author and drama historian Tom Bogar will give a talk based on his new book, Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination. Followed by a book signing. Co-sponsored by the Hood Departments of English and History. Thurs., 7:30pm-9pm

Location:

Whitaker Commons, Whitaker Campus Center, Hood College
401 Rosemont Ave.
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 696-3747
Website

1864 in Frederick County: 10th Annual History Symp
Dates:

September 19

Description:

The Historical Society of Frederick County presents its tenth annual history symposium on the Frederick County experience in 1864 on Friday, September 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The symposium is presented in conjunction with the Historical Society’s 2014 special exhibit, Huzza for Liberty! 1864 in Frederick County and will be held at Trunk Hall, Evangelical Lutheran Church, 35 E. Church St. in Frederick. Talks will include "Guarding the Junction: The 14th New Jersey Infantry at Monocacy," "Fighting for Freedom: African American Civil War Soldiers from Frederick County," "The Final Invasion of the North," and our 1864 Civil War Walking Tour of Downtown Frederick. The registration fee $35 for HSFC members, and $50 for non-members, which includes a light breakfast and lunch. Registration deadline is September 12. For more information or to register, download flyer at http://bit.ly/1pHUpMF or contact program coordinator Kristen Butler at 301-663-1188 x105, or kbutler@frederickhistory.org

Location:

Trunk Hall, Evangelical Lutheran Church
35 East Church St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 663-1188
Website

Entrance Fee
Civil War Reenactors
Dates:

September 20

Description:

Union and Confederate reenactors on the train and in the bushes trackside. Caution! There will be the sound of gunfire with skirmishes along the line and a mock battle at the park. 11am and 2pm

Location:

Walkersville Southern Railroad
34 W Pennsylvania Ave.
Walkersville , MD 21793

Contact:

(301) 898-0899
Website

Entrance Fee
Sharpsburg Art Exhibit & Walking Tours
Dates:

September 20, 2014

Description:

In conjunction with the 152nd commemoration of the Battle of Antietam, the Sharpsburg Historical Society offers two free activities. From 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., the original watercolors by Garnet Jex, Upper Potomac in the Civil War, will be displayed at Town Hall. These paintings, produced for the 100th anniversary of the Civil War, are exhibited only once or twice each year. The exhibit is free. An exhibit booklet will be available for sale as will be limited edition prints of selected local scenes. During the afternoon, members of the historical society will offer guided tours. Sign up at Town Hall after 12 noon. The free narrated walks will last about 30 minutes, scheduled to run from 1-4pm. Self guided tour booklets are available for sale at the historical society at Town Hall and at Captain Bender's Pub on East Main St.

Location:

Sharpsburg Town Hall
106 East Main Street
Sharpsburg, MD 21782

Contact:

(301) 992-9767

1864 Civil War Walking Tour
Dates:

September 20

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
March on Frederick - Frederick Visitor Center Open House
Dates:

September 26

Description:

Open House at the Frederick Visitor Center featuring AARCH (African-American Resources, Cultural Heritage Society of Frederick County), Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area and NPS interpretive exhibits, plus an all-afternoon screening of the 1997 documentary entitled Up from the Meadows: History of Black Americans in Frederick County, Maryland. The event will feature the official DVD release of the award-winning Up From the Meadows video documentary that explores the achievements and struggles of local Blacks since the inception of Frederick County in 1745 up through Emancipation in 1864 and the Civil Rights movement 100 years later. 2-6pm

Location:

Frederick Visitor Center
151 S East St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 600-4045
Website

Thunder in the Valley: Sheridan's 1864 Valley Campaign
Dates:

September 27 - 28

Description:

This event will focus on Harpers Ferry's role as a staging ground and supply base during the Philip Sheridan's 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign. Activities will include living history, ranger conducted programs, and family/youth activities.

Location:

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Harpers Ferry, WV
Maryland

Contact:

Website

1864 Civil War Walking Tour
Dates:

October 4

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
Living History - Slave Life
Dates:

October 5

Description:

Join us for our Fall Festival and be sure to visit the Log Cabin for a unique slave life living history presentation by Mia Marie. Learn about what life was like for Maryland slaves. Sun., 11am-4pm

Location:

Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park
1611 N Market St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 600-2743
Website

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