- The Washington Times - Friday, March 18, 2005



April 5: Edward H. Bonekemper, author of “A Victor, Not a Butcher: Ulysses S. Grant’s Overlooked Military Genius,” will speak at a Smithsonian Resident Associates event, 6 p.m. at the S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. The speaker’s book will be available for signing after the lecture. General admission $15, members $12. For tickets and information, call 202/357-3030 or visit www.residentassociates.org.


Today and tomorrow: 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. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow. No modern handguns allowed. Call 301/865-6804 or visit www.baltimoreshow.com.


Today: Linda Duffy, a specialist in 19th-century women’s studies, will be a guest lecturer at the Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site. Her lecture, “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 81/2-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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