- The Washington Times - Friday, February 18, 2005


Today: Living-history presentation of a Confederate surgeon portrayed by Jason Grabill, including a demonstration of period surgical practices and techniques, 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.

March 12: The Abraham Lincoln Institute Inc. holds its eighth annual symposium, “The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship,” featuring lectures by Joseph Fornieri, Harold Holzer, Elizabeth Leonard, Phillip Paludan and Matthew Pinsker, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., National Archives II, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park. Free, including lunch. Registration: 301/495-2850 (voice mail, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. only), [email protected] or by mail to Abraham Lincoln Institute Inc., 721 Dartmouth Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910.


Today: Re-enactors of the 3rd U.S. Regular Infantry, Companies D and K, present demonstrations of camp cooking, heavy infantry drill, uniforms and equipment of the Civil War-era Regular Army, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington.

Today: Federal Provost Marshal Field Recruiting Station in front of the Brandy Station Foundation’s Graffiti House, Brandy Station, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with Capt. Stephen Godjas, 68th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Information: 540/439-9748.

Feb. 27: The Grey Ghost Interpretive Group presents “Cavaliers, Courage & Coffee: The Night Belonged to Mosby,” 3 p.m. at the village of Atoka (four miles west of Middleburg on Route 50). Free. Information: Contact the Mosby Heritage Area Association at 540/687-6681 or www.mosbyheritagearea.org.


Through February: A special exhibit, “Prepared for Success: A Shining Star of Storer College,” is on the second floor of the John Brown Museum on Shenandoah Street in Harpers Ferry. The exhibit features the life and work of David Cole, a 1949 graduate of Storer College, which was founded in Harpers Ferry after the Civil War to educate blacks. Information: 304/535-6029.

Today and tomorrow: Ranger-guided programs at 2 p.m. at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will explore the historical contributions of blacks at Harpers Ferry. Information: 304/535-6029.

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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