- The Washington Times - Friday, August 19, 2005


Today: 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]


Aug. 27: Members of the Atlantic Guard Soldiers’ Aid Society portray efforts by citizens on behalf of soldiers, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Information: 301/695-1864 or www.civilwarmed.org.

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 throughout the 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 and tomorrow: 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.

Aug. 27: “Churches Under Siege,” a 90-minute walking tour, departs at 2 p.m. from the historic Court House on Sycamore St. in Petersburg and takes visitors to three of the city’s most historic places of worship — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Tabb Street Presbyterian Church and Second Presbyterian Church. Free. Information: Petersburg National Battlefield, 804/732-331, Ext. 200.

Information excerpted in part from the Civil War News, Tunbridge, VT 05077, by permission. Information for the calendar may be sent to [email protected] or by fax to 202/529-3298.

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