- The Washington Times - Friday, January 21, 2005



Wednesday: Ernest Furgurson, author of “Freedom Rising,” will present a dramatic historical and visual portrait of life in our capital city during the Civil War, 6:30 p.m., Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Admission $12 for Smithsonian Associates; $15 for others. Book available for signing at the lecture. Tickets and information: 202/357-3030 or www.residentassociates.org.

Feb. 7: The Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table will hear Wilbert Luck, author of “Journey to Honey Hill,” discuss “The Soldiers of the 54th and 55th Massachusetts,” and Mary Ann Jung will dress and perform as Clara Barton, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 1300 or 1302 of the Longworth House Office Building. Free refreshments served from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Information: 703/820-1232 or 703/527-0237.


Through Feb. 18: “Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation” exhibit at Gettysburg College. Free public events include film, talks, music and workshop. Information: 717/337-6600 or www.gettysburg.edu/library/lincolnexhibit.


Today: Author and retired Brig. Gen. Lewis Helm will talk about the Black Horse Cavalry as featured speaker for Lee-Jackson-Maury Day, 11 a.m. at the Old House Chamber, Virginia Capital, Richmond.

Jan. 29: The classic 1951 film “The Red Badge of Courage” will be presented at 2 p.m. at the Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. The movie’s original theatrical trailer will precede the film. Admission free but reservations suggested due to limited seating. Information: 703/838-4848.

Feb. 5: Sophia Lynn, project manager for the President Lincoln and Soldiers’ Home National Monument, tells the story of “Lincoln’s Other White House: The Soldiers’ Home,” 1 p.m. in the Fort Ward Museum library, 4301 Braddock Road, Alexandria. Admission $5. Information and reservations: 703/838-4848.

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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