- The Washington Times - Friday, June 23, 2006


Today: Historian James W. Lowry, as “Dr. Lowry, Embalming Surgeon,” discusses the practice of mortuary science and the art of embalming during the war. A display of 19th-century coffins is included in the presentation, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Information: 301/695-1864.

Today: Dr. Stephen Goldman talks about his research on Union soldiers, focusing on the impact of combat and military service on veterans’ lives, 3 p.m. at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum at Antietam National Battlefield. Information: 301/695-1864.

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 Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the H. Furlong Baldwin Library of the Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore. Information: 410/685-3750, Ext. 349, or www.mdhs.org.


Tuesday: All are cordially invited to attend the Deed Signing Ceremony for Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park at 1 p.m. in the Atrium of the McCoart Administration Building, 1 County Complex Court in Prince William. Refreshments will be served. Please respond to 703/792-5632 by Monday.

July 8: Guides in Civil War uniforms will lead free walking tours of Fort Ward at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The historic site and museum is at 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Information: 703/838-4848.

Saturdays through July: Fighting and Frolicking: The Civil War Comes to Morven Park features historical interpreters portraying Civil War soldiers who lived at Morven Park in the winter of 1861-62. The program begins at 1 p.m. The park is at 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. Reservations required no later than 3 p.m. Fridays. Admission: $5 adults, $1 children 6 to 12, under 6 free. Information and reservations: 703/777-6034 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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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