- The Washington Times - Friday, May 26, 2006


June 3-10: 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.

June 14: In celebration of Flag Day, the Maryland Room of the C. Burr Artz Public Library and National Museum of Civil War Medicine offer a program titled “Flags: Your Hidden Heritage.” Robert Hartman, a vexillologist, will introduce various flags of the United States. Call 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: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War sponsors “Historic Decoration/Memorial Day 1872 Re-enactment” at Arlington National Cemetery beginning at 5 p.m. Decoration Day, later retitled Memorial Day, has come to be regarded as one of the most sacred of commemorative holidays. The public is invited to attend this program. There is no charge. Call Dr. David R. Curfman at 202/244-6302 for further details.

June 3: Soldier-led walking tour at Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site. This free tour will be conducted by guides in period uniforms and will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Walking shoes are recommended. Fort Ward is at 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Call 703/838-4848 for more information.

June 9: The series “History at Sunset” will feature the program titled “Under the Guns: The Bombardment and Looting of Fredericksburg” with the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park historian John Hennessy. Program will be held in Market Square in downtown Fredericksburg beginning at 7 p.m. More information is at 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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