January 2017

Events added/updated 18 Jan 2017


1   AR   First Day Hike, 1-mile guided walk at the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park in Prairie Grove. 10 am. Free. 479-846-2990.

1   GA   First Day Hike at Magnolia Springs State Mark in Millen. Includes the Camp Lawton prison camp site. 10 am-noon. $5 parking fee. 478-982-1660.

1   FL   First Day Hike covers Civil War history at Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach. 11:30 am. $6 plus $2 parking fee. 904-277-7274.

1   SC   “First Day Hike,” battlefield tour at Rivers Bridge State Historic Site near Erhardt. 10 am-noon. Free. southcarolinaparks.com/riversbridge

4   LA   Hike,  ranger-led tour of rarely visited areas of the Mansfield battlefield at the Mansfield State Historic Site near Mansfield. Free with park admission.318-872-1474.

7   PA   Lecture, “Longstreet’s Counter-march,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/interpretation.htm

7-8   FL   Living history, “Union Garrison,” at Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-noon Sunday. $8. floridastateparks.org/park/Fort-Clinch

7-8   SC   Civil War show and  sale at the Omar Shrine Temple, 176 Patriot’s Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, near Charleston. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. $10/adult. Americandiggerevents.com

8   PA   Lecture, “A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/interpretation.htm

8   NC   Lecture, “Reflections,” with Ed Bearss at the North Carolina History Center in New Bern. 2 pm. $10. newbernhistorical.org

9   VA   Lecture, “Women in Civil War Richmond,” at the Urban Farmhouse, 4821 Old Main St, Richmond. 6:30 pm. Free. acwm.org

10   VA   Movie, “The General,” at the Rouss Center for the Arts, 9357 N Congress St, New Market. 7 pm. $5. shenandoahatwar.org

12   DC   Book talk and signing, City of Sedition: The History of New York City During the Civil War, at the Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington. A Smithsonian event. 6:45 pm. $30. smithsonianassociates.org (Click Civil War). Buy Book

13   WI    Lecture, “Civil War Corps Command: A Study in Leadership,” at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. Noon. Free. kenosha.org/wp-civilwar

14   WI    Lecture, “Emancipation: Conspiracy, Politics, or Providence?” at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. 2 pm. Free. kenosha.org/wp-civilwar

14   GA    “Civil War Games” at the Fort McAllister State Park near Richmond Hill. Noon-4 pm. $9. 912-727-2339.

14   VA   Living history, free admission to Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, commemorating Robert E. Lee’s birthday. 9:30 am-5 pm. stratfordhall.org

14   VA   Lecture, “Advancements in Maritime Technology in the 1800s,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with museum admission. marinersmuseum.org

14   PA   Lecture, “Is Gettysburg American’s Epic Tale Central to Our National Identity?” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/interpretation.htm

15   PA   Lecture, “Mary Surratt: Guilty or Not Guilty,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/interpretation.htm

15   VA   Book talk, Hell Itself: The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5-7, 1864, at the Manassas Museum in Manassas. 1:30 pm. Free. manassasmuseum.org Buy Book

15   VA   Lecture, “Cavalry Battle at Five Forks, “ at the Five Forks Visitor Center, 9840 Courthouse Road, near Dinwiddie. 2 pm Free. nps.gov/pete

17   VA   Talk, “Mosby’s Combat Operations in Fairfax County,” at the George Mason Regional Library, 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. 7 pm. Free. 703-256-3800.

18   DC   Panel discussion, “Remembering Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address,” at the Hill Center, Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington. Reception 6:30 pm, lecture 7 pm. $22. hillcenterdc.org/home/programs/3039

18   VA   Lecture, “Virginia Mourning Her Dead — The Saga of Moses Ezekiel,” at Nichols Auditorium, 319 Letcher Ave, Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. 7:30 pm. Free. shenandoahatwar.org

19   VA   Free admission to Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, commemorating Robert E. Lee’s birthday. 9:30 am-5 pm. stratfordhall.org

21   MO   “Street Style: A Civil War Fashion Show,” with period refreshments, at the Majors House and Barn, 8201 State Line Road, Kansas City. 1 pm tours, 2-4 pm show. $5. wornallmajors.org

21   KY   Anniversary living history and ceremony at the Mill Springs Battlefield near Nancy. Ceremony 1 pm. Free museum admission. millsprings.net

21   GA   Walking tour, “Winter Vistas: Horseshoe Ridge — The Confederate Perspective.” Meets at the Chickamauga & Chattanooga NMP visitor center. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

21   PA   “If These Things Could Talk: New Acquisitions,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/interpretation.htm

21   VA   Tour, “This Tide of Wounded,” the Lee-Fendall House as a Civil War hospital. Tour of the house and grounds, 614 Oronoco St, Alexandria, begins 10 am. $10 at door, $8 advance. leefendallhouse.org

21   VA   Book talk, Stonewall Jackson’s Little Sorrel, at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. 1 pm. Free with museum admission. www.acwm.org [ Buy book ]

21   VA   Ball, “Hallowed Ground,” Civil War dancing and music at Trinity Episcopal Church, 214 Beverley St, Staunton. 6-10 pm. $35 (proceeds to battlefield preservation). shenandoahatwar.org

22   PA   Lecture, “The Battle of Monocacy: The Fight that Saved Washington D.C.,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/interpretation.htm

26   NC   “Civil War Quiz Bowl,” contestants and spectators welcome for this annual event at the Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville. 7 pm. Free. museumofthecapefear.ncdcr.gov

26   VA   Lecture, “’My Dancing Days Are Over:’ The Story of Dorsey Pender,” at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 6:30 pm reception, 7 pm lecture. $10. www.acwm.org

27-29   LA   Living history, “Camping with Boones’ LA Battery/31st LA Infantry,” at the Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site in Pineville. 9 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. 318-484-2390.

27   VA   Lecture and music, “Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Peacemakers of 1865,” at the Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St, Fredericksburg. 6:15 pm. Free .stratfordhall.org

28   VA   Lecture, The CSS Shenandoah and the Last Shot of the Civil War,” at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. 2 pm. Free. 703-591-0560.

28   PA   Civil War Ball, winter event sponsored by the Civilians of Gettysburg at the Gettysburg Hotel, 1 Lincoln Square. Practice 10 am-noon, reception 5-6 pm, dinner/dancing 6-11 pm. $75 for all. Details, sign up: civiliansofgettysburg.com

28   PA   Lecture, “Debacle at Balls Bluff: The Battle that Changed the War,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/interpretation.htm

29   PA   Lecture, “’Vincit Qui Patitur’: The Life of an American Armsmaker –Colonel Samuel Colt,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/interpretation.htm

29   KS   Lecture, “Kansas Day 156!” at Constitution Hall in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3. kshs.org

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