- The Washington Times - Friday, April 13, 2007


Tomorrow: Historian John Hope Franklin will reflect on his 50-year career teaching about Abraham Lincoln and black history in a conversation with Kurt L. Schmoke, dean of the Howard University Law School, at 2:30 p.m. in the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NW, where the Lincoln family worshipped in the 1860s. The free event is part of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission’s ongoing series exploring the evolving views of blacks on Lincoln.


Through May 28: “Remembrance and Recovery: Maryland’s Civil War Veterans,” an exhibit highlighting the state’s veterans and the organizations that supported them throughout their lives, with artifacts from the Daniel Toomey collection. The National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 301/695-1864 or www.civilwarmed.org.

April 21: Mark Quattrock discusses the challenges and accomplishments of Union surgeons and the equipment and medications they used. He also demonstrates Civil War-era surgical practices that were used in field hospitals in this living-history presentation, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Information: 301/695-1864.


Today, April 21 and 28: Manassas National Battlefield Park presents a series of four- to five-hour hikes, beginning at noon at the Henry Hill Visitor Center. Today, Second Manassas; April 21, First Manassas; and April 28, Second Manassas. Information: 703/361-1339.

April 21: The Mosby Heritage Area Association presents “Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee: Mosby Owned the Night,” 8 to 10 p.m. at Brentmoor, the John S. Mosby Museum and Education Center, corner of Calhoun and Main streets, Warrenton. Stories about life in the Mosby Heritage Area are told by costumed interpreters, the Gray Ghost Interpretive Group, by lantern light on the grounds of Brentmoor. Free. Information: 540/687-6681 or www.mosbyheritagearea.org.

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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