- The Washington Times - Friday, September 22, 2006

MARYLAND

Sept. 30: The Middletown Heritage Festival will be held throughout the day. Re-enactors will tell the story of Nancy Crouse, a 17-year-old resident of Middletown who, in September 1862, defied a Confederate cavalry captain’s order to take down her family’s Union flag. Only upon threat of death did she relinquish the flag.

Oct. 14-15: Members of the Freedom Guards Living History Company will discuss the contributions of the U.S. Sanitary Commission in the Civil War, when it provided all manner of aid and relief to soldiers and their families. Activities begin on the hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St. in downtown Frederick. Admission is $6.50 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4.50 for children 10 to 16. Children younger than 9 get in free. 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 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.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Oct. 10: Barnet Schecter will address the Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia on “The New York City Draft Riots.” The program will be held in the Fort Lesley J. McNair Officers Club. Cost is $28 and includes parking and dinner. For more information, contact John Restall at 703/578-1942 or [email protected]

Activities begin at 6 p.m. with a social hour, dinner at 7 p.m. and the talk at 8 p.m. Reservations required by Oct. 4.

VIRGINIA

Oct. 1: The Ship’s Company, a living-history group that interprets America’s naval heritage, will perform from noon to 4 p.m. at Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site in Alexandria. The free program will teach visitors about naval uniforms and weapons and life onboard ship. A variety of tools and other equipment will be displayed and explained. Call 703/838-4848.

WEST VIRGINIA

Today: The Old Charles Town Library and the Jefferson County Museum will hold their annual appraisal fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the library-museum complex on the corner of East Washington and North Samuel streets in Charles Town. Experts will volunteer their time to make identifications and provide verbal appraisals and advice. Cost: $10 per item or $25 for three. Proceeds benefit the library and the museum.

Information excerpted in part from the Civil War News, Tunbridge, VT 05077, by permission. Information for the calendar may be sent to civilwar@washingtontimes.com or by fax to 202/529-3298.

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