- The Washington Times - Saturday, June 23, 2007


Today and tomorrow: The Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia presents “Off the Beaten Path: Robert E. Lee’s 1862 Maryland Campaign” with historian Ed Bearss. Visit three battlefields and many sites not normally open to the public. For reservations, call 202/306-4988; e-mail cwrt_dc@comcast.net or see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cwrt_dc/ for more information.


Through June 30: The Heritage Theatre Company performs Karen Tarjan’s stage adaptation of Michael Shaara’s novel “The Killer Angels” Thursday through Saturday at the Amphitheatre in the Woods, Cabin John Regional Park, 7400 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac. Tickets: adults $25 to $30, seniors $22.50 to $27.50, students (full time, 18 years and younger) $15 to $18. Additional information can be found on the company Web site, www.theheritagetheatre.org, or by phoning 301/770-9080.

July 1: Civil War Artillery and Independence Day Celebration will be held at Fort Washington Park, 13551 Fort Washington Road. Volunteers in Civil War period uniforms will demonstrate and explain procedures used during the muzzle-loading era of artillery. Thirteen rounds will be fired in honor of the 13 original Colonies. Demonstrations will be held at noon and 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Admission is $5 per vehicle. For more information, call park ranger Barbara Wadding at 301/763-4600.


June 30: A historic ceremony in honor of the 176th anniversary of the day Robert E. Lee and Mary Anna Randolph Custis were wed in Arlington House. Activities will be held from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. National Park Service staff will host a series of educational events about wedding customs and traditions of the mid-19th century with a focus on music, dancing, food and clothing. The day’s events will conclude with Talmadge Williams and Nina Gutierrez, both in period clothing, exchanging vows in the parlor where Lee wed Custis on June 30, 1831. Mr. Williams is president of the Arlington branch of the NAACP. Ms. Gutierrez is an Arlington business owner. Parking available at Arlington National Cemetery. Call 703/235-1530.

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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