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    Date    TimeEvent
    Oct 3, 2014 Fri 7:00 PMCivil War Wine Dinner
    Gray Ghost Wine + History!
    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 15, 2014 Wed 7:30 PMCivil War Lecture-“The Paradox of Robert E. Lee"
    Dr. R. David Cox will explore some of Lee's most critical decisions in light of his faith - decisions such as resigning his US Army commission after 36 years and declining the opportunity to command the Union forces, to follow Virginia into the Confederacy despite his opposition to both secession and slavery.
    Oct 18, 2014 Sat 7:30 PMConcert: Words& Music: After World War I
    Join Words&Music for their opening concert of the 2014-15 season! Follow the group’s musical visit with Americans studying, living and composing in France during the years following World War I.
    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 5, 2014 Wed 6:30 PMLecture: World War One
    World War One: France and The War to End All Wars in Memory and Remembrance,” a lecture by LTC (R) Thomas Christianson, Senior Historian for the Secretary of Defense. Lecture and wine and cheese reception, sponsored by Alexandria-Caen Sister Cities Committee.
    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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