- The Washington Times - Saturday, July 23, 2005



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.

July 30: Living-history presentation of a Union field surgeon presented by Mark Quattrock, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Information: 301/695-1864.


Today: Tenor Douglas Jimerson, accompanied by Gilmore’s Light Ensemble, performs songs of the Civil War era. The first performance is at 10:30 a.m. at Oak Grove on the Manassas Battlefield. The second is at 3 p.m. at the park’s visitors center.

Today and tomorrow: Sully Historic Site in Chantilly holds its annual Civil War Weekend, featuring Union and Confederate re-enactors, house tours and music, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow. Cost: $6 adults, $4 seniors and children.

Today and July 30: Interpretive tours at Mount Zion Church on Route 50, one mile east of Gilbert’s Corner (intersection of Route 15 and Route 50 near Aldie). Free. Information: Mosby Heritage Area Association, 540/687-6681 or www.mosbyheritagearea.org.

Tomorrow and July 31: Interpretive tours of the Rector House and Atoka, four miles west of Middleburg on Route 50, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Walking tour to Goose Creek Bridge at 3 p.m. (two miles). Free. Information: 540/687-6681 or www.mosbyheritagearea.org.

July 30 and 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 civilwarwashingtontimes.com or by fax to 202/529-3298.

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