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    Date    TimeEvent
    Aug 27, 2014 Wed 7:00 PMThe War of 1812 Buccaneer – Hollywood Style
    See Hollywood’s version of the War of 1812!
    Aug 28, 2014 Thu 7:00 PMThe War of 1812 Buccaneer – Hollywood Style
    See Hollywood’s version of the War of 1812!
    Aug 30, 2014 Sat 10:00 AMWar of 1812 Signature Event Weekend
    Commemorate the War of 1812 and its impact on Alexandria
    Aug 31, 2014 Sun 11:00 AMWar of 1812 Signature Event Weekend
    Commemorate the War of 1812 and its impact on Alexandria
    Sep 4, 2014 Thu 7:30 PMWar Of 1812 Lecture: Andrew Lambert
    When John Bull came to town: Alexandria in the War of 1812
    Sep 20, 2014 Sat 10:00 AMJava Jolt: Frederick Douglass & Alexandria
    Jay Roberts will discuss the little known visit Frederick Douglass made to Alexandria on September 24, 1894. Just five months before his death, Douglass - orator, statesmen, influential publisher, social reformer, and champion of civil rights – came to Alexandria. The occasion that brought “the Lion of Anacostia” to Virginia soil was the 31st anniversary ...
    Sep 27, 2014 Sat 9:00 AMCostume Symposium: Petite
    Capitol Fashion of 1814
    Oct 7, 2014 Tue 6:00 PMThrough the Eyes (and Pen) of Julia Wilbur
    In October 1862, an abolitionist named Julia Wilbur traveled south from Rochester, NY, to Alexandria. She spent most of the next 3 years here, witnessing many of the pivotal moments of the Civil War. How did a single woman manage to get here? What did she do once she arrived? And how do we know? As part of Virginia Archaeology Month, Paula Whitacre ...
    Oct 15, 2014 Wed 7:30 PMLecture: "i Am Not Afraid"
    George Washington's Last Lecture
    Oct 25, 2014 Sat 1:00 PMFirefighting in Civil War Alexandria Walking Tour
    When Virginia joined the Confederacy, Union troops occupied Alexandria and it became a center for transportation, supplies and medicine. Most municipal functions were assumed by the U.S. Army under the authority of the military governor. The “We’ve Been Burned: Alexandria Firefighters During the Civil War” walking tour will explore firefighting during ...
    Nov 8, 2014 Sat 10:00 AMSoldier-led Tours in Honor of Veteran's Day
    Tour the historic fort with an interpreter who will portray a Civil War veteran returning to Fort Ward and reminiscing about his army experience in the Defenses of Washington. Tours begin in the Museum at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and last about 90 minutes each.
    Nov 8, 2014 Sat 2:00 PMSoldier-led Tours in Honor of Veteran's Day
    Tour the historic fort with an interpreter who will portray a Civil War veteran returning to Fort Ward and reminiscing about his army experience in the Defenses of Washington. Tours begin in the Museum at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and last about 90 minutes each.
    Dec 13, 2014 Sat 12:00 PMCivil War Christmas in Camp Open House
    Event is based in and around the Museum and historic fort. Holiday event interprets how Christmas was observed during the Civil War. Features a patriotic Santa Claus, living history interpreters, a Victorian tree, the Officers’ Hut decorated for the season, crafts for children, and light refreshments. On-going activities from 12-4 p.m., with soldier-guided ...

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