- The Washington Times - Friday, August 5, 2005



Today, Aug. 13 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: “Frederick During the Civil War” at Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick. Living-history encampment, special interpretive programs. Free. Information: 301/662-3515.

Aug. 13-14: Rex Hovey portrays a Confederate field surgeon, demonstrating Civil War-era surgical practices and techniques. Pry House Field Hospital Museum, Antietam National Battlefield. 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.


Today and tomorrow: Re-enactors of Battery A, 3rd U.S. Artillery, provide an artillery demonstration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and noon to 5 p.m. tomorrow at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. Museum admission is $7 for adults, with reduced rates for children, seniors, and military personnel and their families. Information: 717/260-1861 or www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org.


Thursday: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will hear James A. Morgan III give a lecture, “A Little Short of Boats: The Fight at Ball’s Bluff and Edwards Ferry, Oct. 21-22, 1861,” at 7:15 p.m., Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Free and open to the public. Information: 703/675-0702.

Aug. 13: Free tours at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. of Fort Ward, 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Information: 703/838-4848.

Aug. 13: “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 Route 50). Free. Information: Mosby Heritage Area Association, 540/687-6681 or www.mosbyheritagearea.org.

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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