- The Washington Times - Saturday, March 12, 2005



Today: “Clara Barton: Battlefield Angel.” Mary Ann Jung presents a first-person portrayal of Clara Barton, who was a medical volunteer during the war, carrying much-needed supplies to the doctors at Antietam and other battlefields. After the war, she established the American Red Cross. The program is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Call 301/695-1864 or visit www.civilwarmed.org.

March 19-20: The Original Baltimore Antique Arms Show will be held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Known as the “crown jewel” of collectors’ shows, it will have 950 tables. Admission is $5. Times are Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. 3 p.m. No modern handguns allowed. Call 301/865-6804 or visit www.baltimoreshow.com.


March 19: Linda Duffy, a specialist in 19th-century women’s studies, will be a guest lecturer at the Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site. Her topic, “The Cooper Shop Refreshment Saloon: A Touch of Home in Philadelphia,” will chronicle the duties of working-class Philadelphia women who cared for and fed thousands of Union soldiers on their way to and from the battlefield. The lecture begins at 1 p.m., and admission is $5. Reservations are recommended. The museum is at 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Call 703/838-4848.

April 3: A park ranger will lead a bus tour of Petersburg National Battlefield. The 8-hour tour will commemorate the 140th anniversary of the fall of Petersburg by focusing on events leading up to the end of the siege of the city. The bus will leave Petersburg National Battlefield’s visitors center on Washington Street (Route 36) at 9:30 a.m. Participants can bring a bag lunch or buy a buffet lunch for $11.95 at the Home Place Restaurant at Dinwiddie Court House. Cost of the tour is $30 per person, and reservations are required. Call 804/732-3531, Ext. 206.

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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