- The Washington Times - Friday, November 18, 2005



Nov. 25: Grand opening of the Christmas exhibit in the National Museum of Civil War Medicine conference room, 10 a.m., 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. The exhibit will focus on 19th-century Christmas traditions and will cover the celebration of Christmas by both the soldiers in the field and their families at home. The exhibit runs through Jan. 8. Information: 301/695-1864.

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, 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: The 142nd anniversary of the Gettysburg Address is observed with brief memorial services in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at 10 a.m., sponsored by Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania. Numerous events take place in Gettysburg throughout the day and into the evening. Information: Gettysburg National Military Park, 717/334-1124, Ext. 422 or 431; www.nps.gov/gett.


Today: Civil War artist Mort Kunstler will appear at the historic Red Fox Inn in Middleburg from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and sign limited-edition prints and books that feature his art. The event will include an unveiling of the artist’s latest painting, which depicts Southern cavalry preparing for duty in the snow outside the building that now houses the inn.

Information excerpted in part from the Civil War News, Tunbridge, VT 05077, by permission. Information for the calendar may be sent to civilwar@washingtontimes.com or by fax to 202/529-3298.

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