- The Washington Times - Friday, May 13, 2005



May 21-22: The Surratt House Museum holds a spring open house with free tours noon to 4 p.m. 9118 Brandywine Road, Clinton. Information: 301/868-1121 or www.surratt.org.

Through June 10: The exhibit ?Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation? is on display at the Enoch Pratt Free Library (Central Library), 400 Cathedral St., Baltimore. Free. Information about the exhibit and related events: 410/396-5494 or www.epfl.net.

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.


Today: Civil War book sale, sponsored by Friends of Fort Ward, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Free admission. Information: 703/838-4848.

Today and tomorrow: ‘Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee: The Night Belonged to Mosby,’ a series of short vignettes about John Singleton Mosby, 8 tonight by lantern light and 3 p.m. tomorrow, beginning at the Rector House in the village of Atoka, four miles west of Middleburg on U.S. Route 50. Free. Information: 540/687-6681 or [email protected]

Tomorrow: ‘How the Confederate Army Used Railroads During the War for Southern Independence,’ a lecture by Ron Beavers of the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, presented by Frank Stringfellow Camp 822, Sons of Confederate Veterans, at American Legion Post 177, 3939 Oak St., Fairfax. Social hour starts at 5 p.m. with a Southern fried chicken supper at 6, lecture at 7. To reserve space, send name and number of guests to [email protected] Supper: $20 adults, $15 senior citizens, $10 ages 7-18, free for children under 7. Lecture only, $5. Information: www.stringfellowcamp.org.

May 21: Falls Church Civil War Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cherry Hill Park, 312 Park Ave. Living-history events, period music, tours and more. Free. Information: 703/248-5171.

May 20-22: The North-South Skirmish Association holds its 111th National Competition, Fort Shenandoah near Winchester. Member units compete in live-fire matches with original or authentic Civil War period weaponry. Free. Information: www.n-ssa.org.

May 21: ‘Life in the Officers’ Hut,’ a living-history program, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Free. Information: 703/838-4848.

May 21-22: Eighth annual Civil War Weekend at Fort Pocahontas at Wilson’s Wharf includes re-enactments and other living-history demonstrations. The fort is located between Richmond and Williamsburg via Route 5, on Route 614, 13500 Sturgeon Point Road, Charles City. $10 adult; $8 student (each day). Information 804/829-9722 or www.fortpocahontas.org.

May 24: The Robert E. Lee Camp 726 of Alexandria will host a Confederate Memorial Day service at Christ Church in Old Town Alexandria at the intersection of North Washington St. and Cameron St. The service begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be conducted by the Rev. Don Binder of Pohick Church. Afterward, there will be a wreath presentation at the mass grave in the churchyard with a Confederate Color Guard.

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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