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    Date    TimeEvent
    Apr 30, 2015 Thu 7:30 PMCivil War Lecture by Leslie Rowland
    "The Meaning of Freedom in the Aftermath of Slavery, 1865-1867” by Leslie Rowland, The University of Maryland. Drawing from the work of the Freedmen and Southern Society Project (FSSP) at the university, Dr. Rowland will discuss the aspirations of former slaves following the end of the Civil War and their struggle to make freedom a reality. The FSSP ...
    May 21, 2015 Thu 7:30 PMCivil War Lecture by Susan Cumbey
    “The Art of Memorializing the Civil War” by Susan Cumbey, Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site. In the years following the Civil War, a significant effort was made to commemorate and honor the service and sacrifices of its participants through public monuments, paintings and prints. The memorial movement that emerged in the last quarter of the 19th ...
    May 27, 2015 Wed 7:30 PMAlexandria Historical Society Lecture
    Join the members of the Alexandria Historical Society for a lecture by historian Paula Whitacre on Julia Wilbur and her role as an aid worker in Civil War Alexandria.
    May 31, 2015 Sun 3:00 PMPresidential Salon with James Madison
    Join President James Madison, as presented by John Douglas Hall, at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
    Jun 1, 2015 Mon 7:00 PMSesquicentennial Civil War Lecture
    Exactly who were some of the famous Civil War people that the West End streets (west of Quaker Lane to the western boundary of Alexandria, north to Route 7 and south to the Beltway) are named for.
    Jun 13, 2015 Sat 10:00 AMCivil War Camp Day
    Union and Confederate reenactors interpret Civil War military activities in camp settings, present drills, infantry and artillery demonstrations, and civilian impressions.
    Jun 13, 2015 Sat 8:00 PMLafayette Ball
    Dance the night away as the L'Hermione heads to Baltimore!
    Jun 18, 2015 Thu 7:30 PMCivil War Lecture by Caroline Janney
    Remembering the Civil War
    Jun 27, 2015 Sat 9:00 AMCivil War Kids Drill Day
    Program is weather dependent.
    Jul 19, 2015 Sun 3:00 PMPresidential Salon with James Madison
    Join President James Madison, as presented by John Douglas Hall, at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
    Sep 27, 2015 Sun 3:00 PMPresidential Salon with James Madison
    Join President James Madison, as presented by John Douglas Hall, at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
    Oct 10, 2015 Sat 10:00 AMCivil War Artillery Day
    Program is weather dependent.
    Nov 7, 2015 Sat 10:00 AMSoldier-led Tours of Fort Ward
    In honor of Veteran’s Day.
    Nov 15, 2015 Sun 3:00 PMPresidential Salon with James Madison
    Join President James Madison, as presented by John Douglas Hall, at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
    Dec 12, 2015 Sat 12:00 PMCivil War Christmas in Camp
    Some activities weather dependent.

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