- The Washington Times - Friday, March 31, 2006



Monday: The Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table will hear author Elizabeth Smith Brownstein speak on “Lincoln’s Other White House: The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home,” 6:30 p.m. in Room 1300/1302 of the Longworth House Office Building.

April 8-9: 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.

April 11: The Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia will hear Gail Stephens and Gloria Swift speak on “Monocacy: The Battle That Saved Washington.” Social at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 and speakers at 8, Fort McNair Officers Club. Reservations required; deadline Wednesday. Cost: $28; speaker only, $5. Contact John Restall at 703/578-1942 or [email protected]

April 14: 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]


Today: Carrol Peterson of the Maryland Humanities Council speaks on “Walt Whitman: Poet of Democracy,” 2 p.m. at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. Information: 301/695-1864.

Tuesday: The Col. W. Norris Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will host a talk by author and historian Don Hakenson on Fairfax City during the Civil War, 7 p.m. at the Damascus Branch Library, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free and open to the public. Information: 301/977-0087 or [email protected]


April 8: A six-mile hike of the First Manassas battlefield leaves from Manassas National Battlefield Park 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. Information: 703/361-1339.


April 12: 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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