- The Washington Times - Friday, August 12, 2005



Today and Aug. 20: Journey back in time with guide Richard Zielinski to learn about the four-pronged attack designed to decapitate the U.S. government, including the assassination of President Lincoln. This two-hour walking tour begins at 7 p.m. at the Andrew Jackson statue in Lafayette Square (north front of the White House) and ends in Chinatown. Cost: $10 adult, $5 child (4 to 12). RSVP or information: [email protected]


Today and tomorrow: Rex Hovey portrays a Confederate field surgeon, demonstrating Civil War-era surgical practices and techniques. Pry House Field Hospital Museum, Antietam National Battlefield, 18906 Shepherdstown Pike (state Route 34) between Sharpsburg and Keedysville. Information: 301/695-1864.

Through Nov. 27: The Surratt House Museum features a photographic exhibit tracing the assassination of Abraham Lincoln from the plot to capture the president through the trial and the carrying out of the conspirators’ sentences. The exhibit is part of public tours of the museum, at 9118 Brandywine Road, Clinton. Open Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Last tour a half-hour before closing. Information: 301/868-1121 or www.surratt.org.


Aug. 27: Tenor Douglas Jimerson will perform songs of the Civil War era at the Gettysburg Music Muster. The performance will take place during the entire day at various locations, including the Cyclorama and the Visitors Center at Gettysburg National Monument Park. He will be accompanied by Gilmore’s Light Ensemble. Musicians will perform in period dress. Call 800/521-1585, Ext. 2.


Today: Free tours at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. of Fort Ward, 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Information: 703/838-4848.

Today: “Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee: The Night Belonged to Mosby,” nine vignettes told by lantern light, 8 p.m., Rector House, Atoka (four miles west of Middleburg on U.S. Route 50). Free. Information: Mosby Heritage Area Association, 540/687-6681 or www.mosbyheritagearea.org.

Aug. 20-21: National Civil War & Antique Arms Show at the Showplace in Richmond. More than 100 tables. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call Stephen W. Sylvia at 540/672-4845, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.nstcivilwar.com.

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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