- The Washington Times - Friday, December 10, 2004

UPCOMING EVENTS

MARYLAND

Today: The National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, features Civil War-era camp songs and Christmas carols played on reproduction instruments, plus a presentation of 19th-century Christmas items and holiday practices. Free. Information: 301/695-1864.

Through Dec. 23: The National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, presents an art show featuring the works of Jeff Fioravanti, whose works depict historical landscapes, including Gettysburg, Antietam and Manassas. Original works, prints and art cards are available in the museum store. Information: 301/695-1864.

VIRGINIA

Today: Annual Christmas in Camp Open House, noon to 4 p.m., Fort Ward Museum, Alexandria. Union Santa Claus will read “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Suggested donation: $2 adults, $1 children. Information: 703/838-4848.

Today and tomorrow: Battle of Fredericksburg 142nd anniversary includes re-enactment, living history and a guided walk tracing steps of the Irish Brigade. Information: 800/678-4748 or www.fredericksburgvirginia.net.

WEST VIRGINIA

Today and tomorrow: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park presents “Prospects of Peace: A Soldier’s Prayer 1864,” a living-history program that looks at the town during its last wartime yuletide, noon to 9 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow. Information: 304/535-6748.

Wednesday: The Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table will hear historian and archivist Mitch Yockelson discuss the first encounter of Union and Confederate soldiers near Vienna, Va., prior to First Manassas, 8 p.m. at the Camp Hill Methodist Church, corner of Washington and Gilmore streets, Harpers Ferry. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Information excerpted in part from the Civil War News, Tunbridge, VT 05077, by permission. Information for the calendar may be sent to civilwar@washingtontimes.com or by fax to 202/529-3298.

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