Posts belonging to Category 'Event'

‘Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory’: Civil War Sesquicentennial Events in North Carolina

The American Civil War wrought great hardship upon the state and nation.  North Carolina suffered at least 35,000 deaths, one-quarter of all Confederates lost, and felt more than its share of pain.  The nation and state survived the war years, 1861-1865, but at great price. 
In observance of the Civil War sesquicentennial ( the N.C. Department [...]


In honor of Black History Month, the Battle of Franklin Trust is hosting Dr. Naima Johnston-Bush, a renowned interpreter and storyteller.  Dr. Johnston-Bush will perform Negro Spirituals and discuss their history and significance as historical American art.  The event will be held at Carnton Plantation’s Fleming Center on Saturday, February 26th at 1 p.m.  The [...]

MOA examines 150 years of Civil War history Saturday

This is a special year for Civil War buffs and historians. This is the sesquicentennial for the war between the states, and Museum of the Albemarle is not only ready to host its annual living history event, it will also be examining the lives of two war veterans this weekend.
The museum will present its Civil [...]

Residents preparing to mark 150th anniversary of Battle of Hancock

Confederate and Union forces clashed several times in Washington County during the Civil War, most notably at Antietam in 1862, but residents of Hancock are preparing for the 150th anniversary of another confrontation outside their town earlier that year.
The Battle of Hancock on Jan. 5-6, 1862, pitted one of the best known Confederate field commanders, [...]

Peekskill joins Abraham Lincoln journey re-enactment, honors 150th anniversary of visit

History buffs and enthusiasts of Abraham Lincoln may want to head to Peekskill this month.
The city long has celebrated the 16th president’s speaking stop in Peekskill, one of many on his 12-day railway journey from his Springfield, Ill., home to his inauguration in Washington, D.C., in 1861.
But this year, on the 150th anniversary of his [...]

Colonial Williamsburg explores origins of Civil War

The Civil War did not erupt until April 1861 — when rebel guns began firing on the federal garrison at Fort Sumter.
But the struggle that ultimately cost 600,000 lives reaches back much further in time, with the first signs of disunion appearing not long after the Revolution.
As early as the 1790s, Thomas Jefferson began thinking [...]

State park to commemorate Battle of Olustee

The Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, Florida’s first state park, will host the 35th Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Olustee, February 18-20. Throughout the weekend, more than 2,000 demonstrators will present living history impressions of military and civilian life at the time of Florida’s largest Civil War battle.

Happy birthday, Mr. Lincoln

Whether you’re a Lincoln enthusiast or simply want to take a moment to honor the 16th president on his birthday, the Mount Pulaski Courthouse will offer several opportunities to celebrate Abe’s 202nd birthday this weekend.
On Friday, Lincoln’s Farewell Address will be read at the courthouse to celebrate the 150th anniversary of both the speech, which [...]

Lanesborough revisits Civil War

It’s been 150 years since the first shots that started the Civil War were fired, but its history and effects are just as gripping and relevant today.
“The causes of the Civil War are still with us: states’ rights versus federal rights, racism, the role of the president in times of war, violent disagreements between people [...]

N.C. Wyeth: Picturing the Blue and the Gray

Acclaimed historian Shelby Foote insisted that any true understanding of American history, and thus of America, must be rooted in an understanding of the Civil War.
For Foote and scores of history buffs, often it was the power of pictures that helped trigger their curiosity. Soldiers marching up against a shower of shot and shell, seeing [...]