- The Washington Times - Friday, September 16, 2005



Today: The Sharpsburg Historical Society sponsors Heritage Day in conjunction with the anniversary of the battle of Antietam. Civil War-era music will be the highlight, with the Wildcat Regiment Band and the 2nd Maryland Fifes and Drums being featured throughout the day. There also will be lectures, displays and other events. Contact [email protected] or [email protected]

Today and tomorrow: Living-history anniversary weekend. Presentations will be given on various aspects of Civil War medicine and the home front, including a portrayal of a Union field surgeon, presentations on hospital cooks and on camp life and a performance of war-era banjo music. Events both days are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum, Antietam National Battlefield. For more information, call 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, 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.


Sept. 25: The Graffiti House at Brandy Station will host a lecture on current research findings pertaining to the house. Reservations required. Call 540/439-3549 or register online at [email protected]

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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