- The Washington Times - Friday, April 7, 2006



Today and tomorrow: The Northern Virginia Relic Hunters Association presents the 34th annual American Civil War Show, featuring more than 350 tables of memorabilia, relics, books, paper goods, photos, art and antique weapons; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dulles Expo Center (South Building), 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly. Admission $8; children under 12 free. Information: John Graham, 703/823-1958.

Friday: Guide Richard Zielinski leads a walking tour to places connected to the Lincoln assassination on the 141st anniversary of that event. Meet at 7 p.m. at the Andrew Jackson statue in Lafayette Square (north front of the White House). Tickets are $10; proceeds go to charity. Information and reservations: [email protected]

April 18: The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia will hear Richard Striner speak on “Father Abraham” at the Fort McNair Officers Club. Cocktails at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:45 and program at 7:45. Dinner: $26. Program only: $5. Reservations required by Wednesday. Information: Susan Dennis at 703/532-6188 (home) or 202/622-5438 (work) or [email protected]


Today and tomorrow: A special exhibit features a replica of Lincoln’s casket, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow, the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Information: 301/695-1864.


Today: A six-mile hike of the First Manassas battlefield leaves from Manassas National Battlefield Park’s visitors center at noon, led by National Park Service volunteers. Admission is $3 per adult. Children participate for free. One or more costumed interpreters will be encountered as major events of the battle are covered. This hike will be repeated on April 22. Hikes of the Second Manassas battlefield will take place on April 15 and 29. Information: 703/361-1339.

Today: Mosby Heritage Area Association presents “Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee: Mosby Owned the Night,” 8 to 10 p.m., starting at the Rector House in Atoka (four miles west of Middleburg on Route 50). Costumed members of the Gray Ghost Interpretive Group will tell stories by lantern light at venues throughout the village. Free. Information: 540/687-6681 or www.mosbyheritagearea.org.

April 13: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will hear author Jay Jorgensen speak on “The Battle of the Wheatfield at Gettysburg,” 7 p.m., Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Free. Information: 703/675-0702.


Wednesday: The Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table will hear Charles Poland speak on the subject of his recently published book, “The Glories of War: Small Battles and Early Heroes of 1861,” 8 p.m. at the Camp Hill Methodist Church, at the corner of Washington and Gilmore streets, Harpers Ferry. Free and open to the public.

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

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