Calendar of Events

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At Twilight's Last Gleaming

  • August 29 & 30

IMG_4709.jpgLearn about the role of artillery during the 1862 Battle of South Mountain. Read More

  • Gathland State Park

    900 Arnoldtown Rd.
    Burkittsville, MD 21718
  • 301-432-8065

Antietam National Battlefield Commemorates the Park’s 125th Anniversary

  • August 29 & 30

slider6.jpgCelebrate the 125th anniversary of the establishment of Antietam National Battlefield with special programs for visitors of all ages. Read More

  • Antietam National Battlefield

    5831 Dunker Church Road
    Sharpsburg, MD 21782
  • Website
    301-432-5124
    $

The Era of the American Civil War

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, Sept. 1-Dec. 10

Survey the major political, economic, social and cultural trends in the United States from 1840 to 1877 with instructor Stefanie Strosnider. Read More

  • Carroll Community College

    1601 Washington Road
    Westminster, MD 21157
  • Website
    410-386-8100
    $

A Night at the Museum: A Private Soldier's War

  • September 4 at 5:30 PM

peleg.jpgLiving historians will recount the experiences of Civil War soldier Peleg Bradford in this special after-hours tour. Read More

  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    48 East Patrick Street
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • Website
    301-695-1864
    $

Civil War Walking Tour

  • September 5 at 1:30 PM

Events_TaneyHouse.JPGLearn about the historic events that happened in Frederick in 1865 as the Civil War ended, as well as an overview of Frederick's rich history. Read More

  • Historical Society of Frederick County

    24 East Church Street
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • Website
    301-663-1188
    $

The Lincoln Funeral Train

  • September 8 at 12:00 PM

The Historical Society of Carroll County hosts historian Dan Toomey for a lunchtime presentation on Lincoln's funeral train. Read More

  • Grace Lutheran Church

    21 Carroll Street
    Westminster, MD 21157
  • Website
    410-848-6494
    $

The 27th Indiana and Lee's Lost Orders

  • September 12-13

Events_generic2.jpgOn September 13, 1862, soldiers of the 27th Indiana found an envelope containing a copy of Special Orders 191. This find was a gamechanger in the Maryland Campaign. Read More

  • Monocacy National Battlefield

    5201 Urbana Pike
    Frederick, MD 21704
  • Website
    301-662-3515

Marylanders in the Confederacy

  • September 17 at 6:30 PM

Though Maryland did not secede from the Union in 1861, many Marylanders were on the side of the South. Read More

  • Carroll Community College

    1601 Washington Road
    Westminster, MD 21157
  • Website
    410-386-8100
    $

Battle of Shepherdstown Living History

  • September 18-20

Living historians will bring the Battle of Shepherdstown to life along the C&O Canal. Read More

  • Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

    16500 Shepherdstown Pike
    Sharpsburg, MD 21782
  • Website
    301-582-0813

153rd Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam

  • September 19-20

desk image.jpgLearn about the role of Civil War medicine in the Battle of Antietam, interact with living historians, and get your photograph taken with authentic wet-plate technology. Read More

  • Pry House Field Hospital Museum

    18906 Shepherdstown Pike
    Keedysville, MD 21756
  • Website
    301-695-1864

Newcomer House Celebration

  • September 22 at 11:30 AM

Washington_NewcomerHouse_7.JPGCelebrate the Newcomer House at Antietam National Battlefield with a signing ceremony, living history and other special programming Read More

  • Newcomer House

    18422 Shepherdstown Pike
    Keedysville, MD 21756
  • Website
    301-600-4031

Author Talk and Signing with Karen Abbott

  • September 24 at 7:00 PM

LiarTemptressSoldierSpy_PB_c.JPGMeet Karen Abbott, author of "Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War," in Frederick Read More

  • C. Burr Artz Library Community Room

    110 East Patrick Street
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • Website
    301-695-2500

National Public Lands Day

  • September 26

Events_generic2.jpgMake a difference in your national park by helping with a service project on National Public Lands Day. Read More

  • Monocacy National Battlefield

    5201 Urbana Pike
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • Website
    301-662-3515

On the Border of Freedom: Slavery in Frederick County

  • September 26 at 10:00 AM

Events_TaneyHouse.JPGExplore Frederick's rich African American history starting at the Taney House. Read More

  • Roger Brooke Taney House

    121 South Bentz Street
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • Website
    301-663-1188
    $

Civil War Reenactors

  • September 26 at 11:00 AM

Events_LivingHistory.jpgExperience the sounds of the Civil War with Union and Confederate reenactors on the rails. Read More

  • Walkersville Southern Railroad

    34 West Pennsylvania Avenue
    Walkersville, MD 21793
  • Website
    301-898-0899
    $

Step Back in Time

  • September 26 at 3:00 PM

Carroll_ShermanFisherShellmanHouse2.JPGMeet nine historical figures who will tell their stories of Corbit’s Charge and the Battle of Gettysburg in the summer of 1863 Read More

  • Historical Society of Carroll County

    210 East Main Street
    Westminster, MD 21157
  • Website
    410-848-6494
    $

P. Newman Lecture with Harold Holzer

  • October 1 at 7:00 PM

harold holzer.jpgRenowned Lincoln scholar and author Harold Holzer will discuss his newest book, "Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion" Read More

  • All Saints Episcopal Church

    106 W. Church Street
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • 301-663-1188

The Many Layers of Roger Brooke Taney: 11th Annual History Symposium

  • October 2 at 8:00 AM

Learn about the private life and career of Roger Brooke Taney, the 5th Chief Justice of the United States. Read More

  • All Saints Episcopal Church

    106 W. Church Street
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • 301-663-1188
    $

Historic Wet Plate Photography Workshop

  • October 3-4, 2015

bottles.jpgLearn about the history, chemistry, and techniques of wet plate collodion photography in this two-day workshop. Read More

  • Pry House Field Hospital Museum

    18906 Shepherdstown Pike
    Keedysville, MD 21756
  • Website
    301-695-1864
    $

Lew Wallace, Benito Juarez, and the Republic Cause in Mexico

  • October 3 at 1:00 PM

Events_generic2.jpgA Lew Wallace biographer will discuss this little known episode in United States-Mexican relations and Wallace’s role in it. Read More

  • Monocacy National Battlefield

    5201 Urbana Pike
    Frederick, MD 21704
  • Website
    301-662-3515

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