Posts belonging to Category 'Event'

Honor at Lincoln Memorial Shrine

It’s 1861 again, and a war is coming, at least at the Lincoln Shrine, a museum dedicated to Abraham Lincoln and the bloodiest war in America’s history.On Sunday, the Lincoln Memorial Shrine will hold its 39th annual open house, which will feature new exhibits commemorating the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.
“We’re [...]

Recalling the Civil War

People living in St. Joseph will hear a lot about the Civil War during the next five years.
For those who don’t remember, the nation began to tear itself apart 150 years ago. Now this community and hundreds of other towns across the nation will be commemorating those events and talking about why it’s still important [...]

Group commemorates Lincoln’s visit

Abraham Lincoln’s last visit to Danville was on Feb. 11, 1861. One hundred and fifty years later, a local group is commemorating that stop with several events on Feb. 12.
In 1861, Lincoln was on the inaugural train that was steaming toward Washington, D.C. At his request, the train made an unscheduled stop in front of [...]

Programs on Civil War-era Delaware anchor First Saturday events

Visitors are going to hear the untold stories of black Delawareans during First Saturday programs Feb. 5.
Syl Woolford was unfamiliar with many of these stories when he started researching the Civil War. It was then he became fascinated with soldiers’ tales, such as those in the 1st South Carolina Regiment, the first unit of black [...]

New exhibit looks at the Civil War period at home, on battlefields

History buffs will commemorate the Civil War sesquicentennial this year with celebrations, reenactments and speeches.
But Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, executive director of the Plymouth Historical Museum, says there are other reason visitors should “rediscover” the pivotal event in U.S. history.

Civil War lecture series set

A month-long lecture series, “1861:  Virginia Prepares for War,” begins this week in Abingdon.  It is sponsored by the Arts Array of Virginia Highlands Community College in conjunction with the Washington County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee and will be held free of charge every Thursday night in February in the Executive Auditorium of the Southwest [...]

Prince William-Manassas Selected as Destination for Major Civil War Tour Organized by Filmmaker Ken Burns

A highly-anticipated Civil War-related tour created by award-winning documentary filmmaker, Ken Burns, is headed to Prince William County, Virginia this year, thanks in part to efforts by the Prince William-Manassas Convention & Visitors Bureau and local tourism partners.
The 2011 Tauck Civil War Event Tour, created by Burns and collaborator Dayton Duncan and organized by Tauck [...]

Upcoming library events to focus on Civil War books, local infantry

The First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry will be commemorated during Washington County’s most recent “One County, One Book” program in which multiple residents are encouraged to read and discuss the same materials.
The First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry was a regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It was the first state volunteer [...]

Series begins by showing Rome’s place in Civil War

Last week marked the 150th anniversary of the first stages of the Civil War. And just as Confederate troops marched through Georgia, a group of Romans are prepared to march through history.
The Coosa Room of the Rome-Floyd County Library was packed with Civil War enthusiasts Thursday night as they waited to hear history unfold.
Around 100 [...]

African Americans And The Civil War “The Bumpy Road To Emancipation”

On Sunday, February 6, 2011, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military
Park, in association with Black History Month, will be presenting “African
Americans and the Civil War.”  This one hour interpretive program will
begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center. Join a
Park Ranger as he follows the plight of both freed and enslaved blacks in
the period [...]