- The Washington Times - Saturday, June 29, 2002

Maryland
Today-tomorrow: "War's First Rumblings" is the title of a living-history program at the Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The Chesapeake Light Infantry will be the principal military unit, with emphasis on the importance of Montgomery County, Washington, Baltimore and Maryland in the early days of the war. Call 301/670-4661, Ext. 1.
Thursday: A July Fourth program, "Historic Annapolis," will include tenor Douglas Jimerson singing patriotic music at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., accompanied by Gilmore's Light Ensemble. These performances coincide with his latest CD release, "Stephen Foster A Family Album." The program will be held at the William Paca House, 186 Prince George St. Call 800/521-1585, Ext. 2.
July 7: Historians Glenn and Gloria Baugher will portray a hospital steward and civilian attendant and discuss Confederate medicine and civilian contributions in caring for the wounded. The event will be held at the Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $6.50 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4.50 for children 10-16. Call 301/695-1864.

Virginia

July 13: A lecture on "Techniques and Formats of 19th-Century Photography" will be given by Carol Johnson, curator of photographs at the Library of Congress. The program is at 1 p.m. at the Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site at 4301 W. Braddock Road in Alexandria, just off Interstate 395, and is in conjunction with the museum's new exhibit, "Civil War Alexandria Through the Camera's Eye." Admission is $5; reservations are recommended. Call 703/838-4848.


Pennsylvania

Friday-July 6: The Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association sponsors the 15th annual "Civil War Book & Paper Show," from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, at the Gettysburg Middle School Cafeteria, just off Baltimore Street. The show will feature dealers offering new and rare titles, art, photographs, documents and paper ephemera. There will also be speakers, with the $5 admission charge benefiting the preservation of the Gettysburg battlefield and the historic Lady Farm. Call 717/732-3204.

District

July 7: Historian Ed Bearss will lead a tour of the war in Culpeper and Orange counties, sponsored by the Smithsonian Associates. The tour will explore a strategic travel route between Washington and Richmond. Mr. Bearss will offer interpretations of little-known battles that took place along the route. The cost is $120 for nonmembers, $75 for Smithsonian Associates. Call 202/357-3030.
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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