- The Washington Times - Friday, June 9, 2006


Today: A sale of used books, CDs, vinyl records and tapes will be held at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds will fund programs at the museum’s Education Department. The museum is at 48 E. Patrick St. For more information, call 301/695-1864.

Wednesday: In celebration of Flag Day, the C. Burr Artz Public Library and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine offer a program titled “Flags: Your Hidden Heritage” in the library’s Maryland Room. Robert Hartman, a vexillologist, will introduce various flags of the United States. Call 301/695-1864.

June 17-18: Living-history presentations of a Union surgeon and hospital steward, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum on Antietam National Battlefield. Suggested donation $2. 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.


June 17: Annual Civil War Camp Day at Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site, in which visitors can tour Union and Confederate camps and observe pay call, cooking, leisure pursuits and infantry and artillery drills, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fort, at 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria, also is offering torchlight tours of the camps from 7 to 9 p.m. Suggested donation $2 adults, $1 children. 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.

Today: The Mosby Heritage Area Association presents “Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee: Mosby Owned the Night,” 8 to 10 p.m. at the Rector House in Atoka (four miles west of Middleburg on Route 50). Period stories are told by costumed interpreters by lantern light at venues throughout the village. Free. Information: 540/687-6681 or www.mosbyheritagearea.org.


Wednesday: The Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table will hear Gregg C. Adams and Chuck Krepley perform music from the Civil War era at 8 p.m. at the Camp Hill Methodist Church, 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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