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A Night at the Museum-Behind the Screams Tour
Dates:

October 31, 2014

Description:

Visitors will follow the lantern of their guide through the darkened galleries of the most haunted building in Frederick and hear first-hand ghostly encounters from the staff. The tour will illuminate the ghoulish side of the Civil War in a space that was used for over 100 years to embalm the dead of Frederick. The program will include scary stories that were told by soldiers during the Civil War. Interpreters along the way will recount the horrors of America’s deadliest war, from wounded men who glowed in the dark, to epidemics that claimed the lives of thousands of young men. Tours begin at 5pm, 6pm & 7pm; limited to 25 people per tour. Call 301-695-1864 to purchase tickets.

Location:

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

Contact:

(301) 695-1864
Website

Entrance Fee
Celebrate MD Emancipation at Tolson's Chapel
Dates:

November 1, 2014

Description:

Join in a celebration at historic Tolson's Chapel at 2pm. Featuring gospel music, emancipated slave Teany Watson (portrayed by Jayne' Price), and keynote speaker Dr. Hari Jones from the African American Civil War Memorial & Museum (Washington, DC). Built in1866, Tolson's Chapel served as a church and a Freedmen's Bureau school for black residents of Sharpsburg in the years following the Civil War.

Location:

Tolson's Chapel
111 E. High Street
Sharpsburg, MD 21782

Contact:

Website

Celebrate MD Emancipation at Antietam
Dates:

November 1, 2014

Description:

Exhibit "Avenues to Freedom." Talks on emancipation from local, state and national perspectives. 10am Edie Wallace, Effects of MD Emancipation on local African-Americans. 11am Dr. Tom Clemens, MD Emancipation from the State's Perspective. 7pm Todd Brewster, Lincoln's Gamble: The Politics of Emancipation. Antietam National Battlefield

Location:

Antietam National Battlefield
5831 Dunker Church Rd.
Sharpsburg, MD 21782

Contact:

(301) 432-5124
Website

Confederate Partisans
Dates:

November 6, 2014

Description:

The vast majority of Southerners who fought against the Union served in the standing armies. However, a number of men fought as partisans or guerrillas and had a large psychological impact during this war. These partisan units caused a great deal of destruction of Union property, tied up large numbers of Union troops, and at times crossed into criminal activity. Find out how these units came to be, how they fought, and their umpact on the war. (6:30pm-9:30pm)

Location:

Carroll Community College
1601 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157

Contact:

(410) 386-8100
Website

Entrance Fee
10th Annual Echo Taps
Dates:

Description:

Brass musicians line Market and 2nd Street, each musician plays Taps twice in turn, passing the call from Mt. Olivet Cemetery at 10:40am to Memorial Park at 10:59am. The last bugler plays Taps to begin the ceremony at Memorial Park. Note: This is the only community in the US that honors its Veterans in this manner. This event is free to attend.

Location:

Market Street and 2nd Street
515 S Market St.
Frederick , MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 694-0829

Defense of McPherson's Ridge, July 1, 1863
Dates:

November 12, 2014

Description:

McPherson's Ridge, west of Gettysburg, PA was quiet farmland until Union and Confererate armies arrived. This ridge and the adjoining farms witnessed some of the worst fighting of the Battle of Gettysburg. Explore the history of the farms and the fighting on July 1, 1863 along this important ridge. Intructor: Phillip Muskett. (6:30pm-9:30pm)

Location:

Carroll Community College
1601 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157

Contact:

(410) 386-8100
Website

Entrance Fee
Civil War in Middletown
Dates:

November 18

Description:

Local author Steve Bockmiller presents stories of Middletown's role during the Civil War.

Location:

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

Contact:

(301) 371-6410
Website

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