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Calendar of events
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
July 8: A tour of Civil War-related burials at Historic Congressional Cemetery on Capitol Hill, 1801 E St. SE, begins at 2 p.m. The tour includes the graves of Mathew Brady and Davy Herold and the monument to those who died in the Washington Arsenal Explosion in 1864. For more information, contact the cemetery at 202/543-0539.
Final performance today: The Heritage Theatre Company performs Karen Tarjan’s stage adaptation of Michael Shaara’s novel “The Killer Angels” 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.
Tomorrow: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.
Today:A 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.
July 12: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will hear Frank O’Reilly speak on “Gen. Robert E. Lee: Marching Out of Step,” at 7 p.m. in the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Free and open to the public. Information: 703/675-0702.
Information excerpted in part from the Civil War News, Tunbridge, VT 05077, by permission. Information for the calendar may be sent to email@example.com or by fax to 202/529-3298.
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