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January 2013
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NC Living history, music and more commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation at the Craven County Courthouse in New Bern. Noon. Free. visitnewbern.com
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DC Special display of the orginal Emancipation Proclamation at the National Archives (East Rotunda Gallery) 10 am-5 pm Sunday, 10 am-noon Monday and 10 am-5 pm Tuesday. Free. archives.gov
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DC Dramatic reading of the Emancipation Proclamation at the National Archives. 9 am (limited to first 100 guests in line by 8:15 am) at the National Archives. Family day programs scheduled 11 am-2 pm. archives.gov
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TN Anniversary programs commemorating the Battle of Stones River at the Stones River. Talks and tours at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. Free. nps.gov/stri
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DC Panel Discussion, "The Impact of the Emancipation Proclamation," at President Lincoln's Cottage, Upshur Street and Rock Creek Church Road NW. 3-5 pm. Free. Reservations: lincolncottage.org
5 LA Ranger program, "Civil War Surgery and Medicine," at the Mansfield State Historic Site near Mansfield. 2 pm. Free with park admission. 318-872-1474.
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DC Symposium, "The Emancipation Proclamation: Past, Present and Future Significance," at the Martin Luther King Library, 901 G St NW in Washington. 1-4 pm. Free. lincolngroup.org
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VA "Pausing to Remember the Emancipation Proclamation," at Oatlands Plantation near Leesburg. 4 pm. Fre. visitloudoun.org/events
5 VA Tours, "Emancipation Proclamation at City Point," walking tours focus on African Americans at City Point, part of the Petersburg National Battlefield in Hopewell. 10 am-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete
5 VA "A Celebration of Freedom," living history, music, dramatic readings and more commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation, at the Clarke County High School Auditorium, 303 Josephine St, Berryville. 2 pm. Free. 540-955-5512.
5 PA Lecture, "The Vicksburg Campaign, Part 3: The Siege," at the Gettysburg NMP Visitor Center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett
5-6 LA Ranger talk, "Emancipation Proclamation & Louisiana," at the Barataria Preserve, 6588 Batataria Blvd, Marrero. 2 pm each day. Free. 540-689-3690.
5-6 SC Civil War show and sale at the Omar ShrineTemple, 176 Patriots Point St, Charleston. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. $8. mkshows.com
6 GA Living history and memorial service at Gen. James Longstreet's grave in Alta Visita Cemetery in Gainesville. 2 pm. Free. 770-539-9005.
6 PA Lecture, "1863 – The Strategic Dilemma." at the Gettysburg NMP Visitor Center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett
6 VA Lecture, "Women's Clothing in the Civil War Era," at the Artlington Central Library, 1015 N Quincy St, Arlington. 5 pm. Free. 703-228-6334.
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MO Living history, talk and marker dedication, "Battle of Springfield," at Park Central Square in Springfield. Noon. Free. springfieldmo.org/event/ 2013/01/08/day
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MO Battle of Springfield anniversary lectures, tours and other programs at the Library Center, 4633 S Campbell Ave, Springfield. Various times. Free. Schedule: thelibrary.org/programs/branch/tlc.cfm
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AR Lecture, "The Battle of Arkansas Post," at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock. Noon. Free. oldstatehouse.com
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VA "The Emancipation Proclamation" at Baine's Books and Coffee, 205 Main St, Appomattox. 12:15 pm. Free. moc.org.
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VA Lecture, "Cause and Effect, the Richmond Homefront in 1863," at the Old Manassas Courthouse, 9248 Lee Ave, Manassas. 7 pm. Free. 703-792-4754.
10 SC Curator-led tour of the exhibit "City Under Siege: Charleston and the Civil War" at the Charleston Museum. 10:30 am. Free with admission. charlestonmuseum.org
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DC Lecture, "Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery," at the McGowan Theater in the National Archives. Noon. Free. archives.gov
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TX Tour, "Historic Galveston Harbor," begins at the Texas Seaport Museum, 2100 Harborside Drive, Galveston. 2:30 pm. $12/adult. 409-765-7834 or galvestonhistory.org/ Battle_Special_Events.asp
12 KY "Emancipation Proclamation Observance" at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHP near Hodgenvile. 1 pm lecture, 2 pm living history. Free. nps.gov/abli
12 MO Lecture and exhibit, "The Battle of Marshall," at the Windmill Gallery, 467 S Odell Ave, Marshall. 1 pm Free. battleofmarshall.org/schedule
12 SC Talks, "Mystery of the H.L. Hunley" at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia. 1, 2 and 3 pm. Free with museum admission. museum.state.sc.us
12 PA Lecture, "Despair, Defeat, Redemption & Determination: The Army of the Potomac in 1863," at the Gettysburg NMP Visitor Center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett
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TX Living history, talks, tours and more, "The Battle of Galveston," in historic downtown Galveston. 10 am-6 pm Saturday, 10 am-4 pm. Sunday. Free. galvestonhistory.org/ Battle_Special_Events.asp
13 DC Walking tour, "Fort DeRussy Hike," begins at the Nature Center, Rock Creek Park. 10 am. Free. nps.gov/rocr
13 VA Walking tour of Fort Boykin, Confederate fort on the James River at 7410 Fort Boykin Trail near Smithfield. 3 pm. Free. 757-357-0115.
15 VA Lecture, "The Beau Ideal of a Soldier and Commander: Williams Wickham and the 4th Virginia Cavalry," at Hanover Tavern in Hanover Court House. 7 pm. Details, directions: hanovertavern.org
16 PA Music, "Turning Point," original compositions at the Rosenbach Museum and Library, 2008 Delancy Place, Philadelphia. 6 pm. $20. rosenbach.org
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AR Lecture, "Occupation, Guerrillas and Murder: January 1863 in Madison County," at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock. Noon. Free. oldstatehouse.com
17 NC Lecture, "The Emancipation Proclamation," at Cullman Hall in the NC History Center/Tryon Palace in New Bern. 7 pm. Free. tryonpalace.org
17 VA Lecture, "In Her Own Words: Civil War Stories of Brethren & Mennonite Women in the Shenandoah Valley," at the Heritage Museum in Dayton. 7 pm. Free. 540-879-2616.
17 MD Lecture, "Battle of Chancellorsville," at the Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster. 6:30-9:30 pm. $35. 410-386-8100.
18 VA Talk, "The Alabama Lowers the Boom on the USS Hatteras," at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Noon. Free. moc.org
18 VA Symposium: "Lee-Jackson." Speakers on historical importance and character of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson as well as their ongoing significance and the controversial aspects of their legacies. 1-6 pm, Lexington Holiday Inn Express, 880 N Lee Hwy, Lexington. leejacksonday.webs.com
19 MN Lecture, "War Within War: Lincoln and the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862," at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. 10 am and 2 pm. $14. Reservations: 651-259-3015. More info: mnhs.org/civilwar
19 MD Commemoration of the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation with special readings at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/mono
19 PA Music, "Turning Point," original compositions at the Rosenbach Museum and Library, 2008 Delancy Place, Philadelphia. 1 and 7 pm. $20. rosenbach.org
19 PA Lecture, "If These Things Could Talk," items from the museum at the Gettysburg NMP Visitor Center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett
19 NC Living history, "Sheppard's Battery: Confederates Defending the Left Flank," anniversary event at Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach. 10 am-4 pm. Free. 910-458-5538.
19 VA Living history, talks, van and boat tours, "Battle of Trent's Reach," at Henricus Historical Park on the James River south of Richmond. 10 am-5 pm. $8 admission to site. Van tours ($10) at 10 and 11 pm. Boat tours ($30) at 1 and 2 pm. Talks at 11 am, 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm. Register for tours: 804-318-872. henricus.org
19 VA "19th-Century Games Tournament" and fee-free day at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Begins 10:30 am. Sign up for games: 855-649-1861, extension 203. moc.org
19 VA Lee-Jackson Day in Lexington. Free events: 10 am wreath laying at Stonewall Cemetery, 11 am parade, memorial service in Lee Chapel at noon. Ticketed events: Luncheon and ball also scheduled. leejacksonday.webs.com
19 LA Ranger program, "Women Who Donned the Uniform," at the Mansfield State Historic Site near Mansfield. 2 pm. Free with park admission. 318-872-1474.
19 KY Anniversary activities commemorating the Battle of Mill Springs in Nancy. 1 pm. millsprings.net
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AR Reenactment: Battle of Arkansas Post. Living history, talks 10 am–1 pm Saturday and 10 am–noon Sunday. Battles at 2 pm Saturday and 1 pm Sunday. Arkansas Post Museum State Park, 5530 U.S. 165, Gillett. arkansasstateparks.com /arkansaspostmuseum
19-20 FL Reeactment, "The Brooksville Raid," at the Sand Hill Scout Reservation, Hwy. 50 near Brooksville. Camps, demonstrations and battles. $8/adults brooksvilleraidreenactment.com
20 KY Book talk, "Midnight Rising" the John Brown Raid story, at the Calloway County Library in Murray. 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/fodo
20 PA Lecture, "'On Campaign with Fighting Joe' — Joseph Hooker and the Army of the Potomac in 1863," at the Gettysburg NMP Visitor Center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett
21 VA Stonewall Jackson Birthday Celebration. Open house, free tours of the house, cake and ice cream at the Stonewall Jackson House in Lexington. 9 am-5 pm. stonewalljackson.com
23 VA "100 Days to Freedom: The Emancipation Proclamation and Watch Night," at the Third Street Bethel AME Church, 614 N Third St, Richmond. Music and storytelling. 7 pm. Free. 804-771-2017 extension 22.
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DC Panel Discussion, "Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865," at the McGowan Theater in the National Archives. 7 pm. Free. archives.gov
24 VA Living history, "Ghost Watch," annual event at Centre Hill Mansion in Petersburg. Tours begin at 6 pm and continue every 15 minutes. Last tour at 8:45 pm. $7/adult. Reservations: 804-733-2401.
24 VA Talk, "The Embattled Emblem," with John Coski at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. 6:30 pm. $5. Reservations: moc.org or 855-649-1861 extension 203.
25 MN Living history Civil War tour of the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society. 7 pm. $9/adult. Reservations required: mnhs.org/civilwar
26 GA Living history and other special programs, "Night Museum" at the Andersonville National Historic Site near Andersonville. Experience the museum and prison site in a winter setting. 6-9 pm. Free. nps.gov/ande
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VA Lecture, "The First Rendezvous: Mosby at Mt. Zion," on the date and place of the first meeting of Mosby's Rangers before a raid, at Mt. Zion Church, 40309 John Mosby Highway (Route 50) in Aldie. 11 am. $5/adult. mosbyheritagearea.org
26 VA Lecture, "Conserving the Monitor: 25 years and Counting," at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News. 1 pm. Free with museum admission. marinersmuseum.org
26 VA Music, "Civil War Songs," by the City Singers Children's Choirs at the Ginter Park Presbyerian Church, 3601 Seminary Ave, Richmond. 4 pm. Free. www.citysingerschoir.org
26 VA Civil War Ball at Gadsby's Tavern in Alexandria. Annual music, dance event. 8-11 pm. $45. Reservations: 703-746-4242.
26 VA Book Talk, Civil War in Northern Virginia 1861 by William Connery, 10 am. Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax. 703-591-0560.
26 DC Bike tour, "Civil War Defenses of Washington," follows off-road trails to remains of the city's fortifications. Begins at Fort Dupont Park, Fort Dupont Drive SE, Washington. 10 am. Free. Sign up: 202-426-7723.
26 PA Lecture, "Gettysburg Understood Through Etymology, Metaphor and Personification," at the Gettysburg NMP Visitor Center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett
27 MS Ranger program, "Hidden History of Ship Island," at Gulf Islands National Seashore visitor center near Ocean Springs. Prisoners and their guards during the Civil War. 2 pm. Free. 228-875-9057.
27 KS Lecture, "Kansas' First Territorial Elections & the Lecompton Constitution," at Constitution Hall State Historic Site in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3. kshs.org
27 PA Lecture, "'We are having a grand time right now!' The Army of Northern Virginia in 1863" at the Gettysburg NMP Visitor Center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett
27 VA Living history, "Artillery Demonstrations," at the Petersburg National Battlefield near Petersburg. 1-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete
27 VA Curator's talk, "Civil War in Isle of Wight County," at the Isle of Wight County Museum, 103 Main St, Smithfield. 2:30 pm. Free. 757-356-1223.
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DC Panel discussion, "A Declaration of Freedom: Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation and Its Legacy of Liberty," at the McGowan Theater in the National Archives. Noon. Free. archives.gov
31 DC Lecture, "The Civil War at Sea," at President Lincoln's Cottage, Upshur Street at Rock Creek Church Road NW. Reception 6 pm ($10), lecture 6:30 pm ($10). Reservations: 202-829-0463.
31 TN Book talk, "Midnight Rising" the John Brown Raid story, at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield near Dover. 6 pm. Free. nps.gov/fodo