- The Washington Times - Saturday, December 13, 2003


Today: The annual open house of the Historic Sites Consortium at the Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, will feature Christmas carols on reproduction instruments and showcase historic sites and museums. For more information, call 301/695-1864.

Today, tomorrow, Monday: The 29th annual holiday candlelight tours will be held at the historic 1852 Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandwine Road., Clinton. Today and tomorrow, tours of the decorated house will be from 5 to 9 p.m., on Monday they will be from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, 301/868-1121.

Wednesday: The Col. Harry W. Gilmor Camp No. 1388 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will mark the annual ceremony of the birthdays of Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson at the Lee/Jackson Monument at Art Museum and Wyman Park drives in Baltimore at 11 a.m. Confederate and Union re-enacters will participate, and there will be period music. For more information, 410/296-9235.


Tuesday: Allen C. Guelzo, author of “Lincoln: Redeemer President” and the forthcoming “Emancipation Proclamation,” will speak to the Lincoln Group beginning at 6 p.m., with the program speaker at 7:45 p.m. The dinner and program are $26 at the Fort McNair Officers Club. For more information, 202/622-5438.


Today: Fort Ward Museum holds its annual Civil War Christmas in Camp from noon to 4 p.m., with the festive sights and sounds of the holiday during the war. There will be living-history presentations, period music and decorations, refreshments and tours. The museum is at 4301 W. Braddock Road in Alexandria. For more information, 703/838-4848.

Today, tomorrow: The 141st anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg will be commemorated by a living-history program, re-enactments and a guided tour of the Irish Brigade’s part in the battle. Sponsors include the city of Fredericksburg, the George Washington Fredericksburg Foundation and Central Virginia Battlefields Trust. For more information, 800/678-4748.

West Virginia

Today, tomorrow: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park presents a “Keeping Christmas” program featuring pre-Civil War yule celebrations, to include exhibits and activities. For more information, call 304/535-6298.

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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