- The Washington Times - Friday, July 28, 2006

MARYLAND

Through Oct. 14: “The Civil War in Maryland: Rare Photographs From the Collection of the Maryland Historical Society and Its Members,” the largest collection of Civil War Maryland photographs ever displayed. Open Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the H. Furlong Baldwin Library of the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St., Baltimore. Information: 410/685-3750, Ext. 349, or www.mdhs.org.

VIRGINIA

Today and tomorrow: Battle of the Crater Commemoration Weekend at Petersburg National Battlefield includes special programs “The Daily Grind” at 9:30, noon, 3:30 and 5 today and 10 and 2 tomorrow at Tour Stop No. 3; “The Battle of the Crater” at 11, 1 and 3 each day at Tour Stop No. 8; and “Mourning — A Victorian Art Form” at 10, noon and 2 today at the Visitor Center. Information: 804/732-3531, Ext. 200.

Today: The Friends of Ball’s Bluff and Edwards Ferry will meet at 2 p.m. at Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. This is a new preservation and education group; new members are welcome. Information: Bill Wilkin at 703/729-6349.

Aug. 5: Re-enactors portray citizens of Petersburg toward the end of the siege, at 2 p.m. at the historic Courthouse in Old Town Petersburg. No charge for this 60-minute program presented as a town meeting in which audience members will be able to ask questions. Information: Ann Blumenschine at 804/732-3531, Ext. 203.

Aug. 5-6: Living history and skirmish marks the 144th anniversary of fight at Cedar Mountain Battlefield, Culpeper. Encampments, period music, commemoration for fallen soldiers. Information: 540/829-1099.

Aug. 11: History at Sunset: Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park’s Chancellorsville Visitor Center presents “Jackson’s Wounding at Midnight” with park historian Frank O’Reilly at 8 p.m. Information: www.nps.gov/frsp/vc.htm.

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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