- The Washington Times - Friday, February 20, 2004

District:

Monday: The National Park Service will commemorate Black History Month with two programs at Ford’s Theatre, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Park Service interpreters and special guests in period clothing will note the accomplishments of many famous black Americans. Both programs are free, but reservations are required: 202/426-6924.

Wednesday: A commemoration of poet and Reconstruction politician John Willis Menard (1838-1893) will be held in observance of Black History Month. The event will be in the U.S. Capitol at 6 p.m., sponsored by the Illinois State Society. An RSVP is required for this program, free and open to the public (plus photo ID for admission to the Capitol. For more information, contact Toscin in the office of Rep. Danny K. Davis, 202/225-5006.

Maryland

March 6: A Confederate Navy Day celebration will begin at 11 a.m. at St. Anne’s Cemetery in Annapolis and then move to St. Anne’s Church Parish on Church Circle, where writer Jack Trammell will speak on the Confederate submarine Hunley. For more information, e-mail cibabo@olg.com.

March 11: Ed Parker, a member of the Chesapeake Civil War Round Table, will speak on “Oliver Wendell Holmes and the Civil War” at the group’s meeting at 7 p.m. in the Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 219, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, Md. For more information, 410/777-2428..

Virginia

Feb. 28: Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site in Alexandria will observe Black History Month with a slide-illustrated lecture by museum Director Susan Cumbey on “The Shaw Memorial: A Tribute to the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.” The lecture will be at 1 p.m., admission $5, and reservations are suggested. The museum is at 4301 W. Braddock Road. For more information, 703/838-4848.

Information excerpted in part from the Civil War News, Tunbridge, VT 05077, by permission. Information for the calendar may be sent to The Washington Times by fax to 202/529-3298.

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