February/March Calendar of Events


24 PA Lecture, “‘The Wounded Soon Began to Pour In…’: The George Spangler Farm and the Union 11th Corps Hospital at Gettysburg,” at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Lecture free. Regular gallery fees apply.

24   PA   Lecture, “‘The movement was south,’ General Grant and the Overland Campaign,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm.  Free.

24 VA Symposium, “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Times,” at the Library of Virginia, 800 E Broad St, Richmond. 9:30 am-4 pm. $65/adult.

24   VA   Film, “Music in the Time of Lincoln,” at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. 2 pm. Free. 703-591-0560.

25  PA   Lecture, “’God Knows My Conscious Is Clear:’ Constructing George Gordon Meade’s Legacy,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm.  Free.

25  VA   “Battle of Ball’s Bluff Remembrance Dinner” and lecture, “The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War,” at The Woodlands at Algonkian, 47001 Fairway Drive, Sterling. 5:30-9:30 pm. $55. 703-352-5900.

26  DC  Book talk, “They Knew Lincoln,” at President Lincoln Cottage in Washington. 6 pm reception, 6:30 pm lecture. $10 each.


MD  Lecture, “Flowers to Pharmaceuticals — Civil War Medicinal Gardens,” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2:30 pm. Free with admission.

DC  Lecture,  USCT Descendant Presentation. African American Civil War Museum. Dustin Weeks will discuss her ancestor Alexander Branscomb 59th US Colored Infantry. Alexander Branscomb's name is listed amongst the 209,145 members of the United States Colored Troops displayed at the African American Civil War Memorial. 1:00pm.

VA  Lecture, “The Influence of High Society Women,” the story of the White House of the Confederacy after the war, at the White House in Richmond. 2 pm. Free with admission.

3 PA Lecture, “After Gettysburg: Religion, Lee’s Army, and Southern Culture,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm.  Free.

 PA  Lecture, “Mark Mahosky: 30 Years of Drawing the Gettysburg Battlefield,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm.  Free.

9-11  VA  “Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. A variety of living history, talks, Civil War food and tours. Complete details:

10  VA  Lecture, “The Age of Iron,” 19th-century naval improvements, at the Mariners Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with site admission.

10  VA  Walking tours, “Cockpit Point Civil War Park,” site of Confederate earthworks on the Potomac River in Woodbridge. 10 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. $20. Call 703-792-4754 for more info, directions.

10 PA Lecture, “Personal Turning Points — Jefferson Davis and George Thomas,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free.

12  VA  Lecture, “Harriett Tubman and the Quest for Freedom,” at the Capital Ale House, 623 E Main St, Richmond. 6:30 pm. Free.

13  VA  Lecture, “The Life and Times of Elizabeth Keckly,” at Third Street Brewing, 312 W Third St, Farmville. 6:30 pm. Free.

15  DC  Book talk and reception, “Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary,” at President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington. 6 pm reception, 6:30 pm talk. $10/each.  

15  VA  Lecture/reception, “When Presidents Ignore the Law,” at Historic Tredegar in Richmond. 6 pm. $10.

16  VA  Van tour, “Howlett Line,” south of Richmond. Begins Henricus Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chesterfield. 9 am-1 pm. $15.

17  MD  Battlefield hike, “Irish Brigade at Antietam,” at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. 1-3 pm. Free with park admission.

17  VA  “Red, White, Blue & Gray Ball,” Civil War era dancing and music at Melrose Caverns Lodge, 6639 N Valley Pike, near Harrisonburg.  6-10 pm. $35/couple.

17  VA  Van tour, “McClellan & the Science of Warfare,” leaves from Lee Hall in Newport News. 9 am-3 pm. Registration, more info:

17  DC  Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium at Ford’s Theatre in Washington. 9 am-5 pm. Free. Registration info:

18  VA  Book talk, “A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time — Julia Wilbur’s Struggle for Purpose,” at the Manassas Museum. 1:30 pm. Free. 

20-21 PA “Spring Muster,” variety of programs sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation at the Gettysburg NMP. Details:

22  VA  Lecture/reception, “Nature’s Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment,” at the American Civil War Museum in Appomattox. 6:30 pm. $10.

24  VA  Walking tour of Fort Huger, a Confederate fort on the James River, 15080 Talcott Terrace, near Smithfield. 10 am.

24  VA  Book talk, Determined to Stand and Fight: The Battle of Monocacy, July 9, 1864, at the White House of the Confederacy in Richmond. 1 pm. Free with site admission. 

24  VA  Walking tour, “Battle of Smithfield,” begins at the Isle of Wight Museum, 103 Main St, Smithfield. 2 pm.

24  VA  Living history, “Women’s Civil War Day,” at Fort Ward in Alexandria. 11 am-3 pm. Free.

24  VA  Symposium, “Growing Roots,” in Manassas. Prince William/Manassas history lectures include Civil War topics. 8:30 am-6 pm. $10. Call 703-792-4754 for reservations, location.

24  VA  Car-caravan tour and lecture, “The VI Corps at the Siege of Petersburg,” at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 12:30-4 pm. Free with park admission.

24  PA  Lecture, “Gettysburg Rebels: Five Native Sons Who Came Home to Fight at Confederate Soldiers,” at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Free.

24 PA Walking tour, “The Fight on the Right: Candy’s Brigade on Culp’s Hill,” at the Gettysburg NMP. 9 am-4 pm. $110.

24-25  VA  Living history, “Civil War Weekend,” at St. Luke’s Church, 14477 Benn’s Church Blvd, Smithfield. Camp and demonstrations. 9:30 am-5 pm Saturday, 1-5 pm Sunday. Free with site admission.

30  VA  Campfire program, “Women’s Civil War History,” at Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas. 6:30 pm. $5/adult. 703-367-7872.


Ongoing: The War Came By Train/The B&O Railroad and the American Civil War. B&O Railroad museum. 901 West Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21223 $

Rotating: In 2018, there will be a Maryland Confederate library Display showing belts, cartridge boxes, weapons, original pictures of local soldiers, bottony crosses, excavated Maryland plates and much more at the following libraries: Jan. Cambridge, Feb. Centerville, Mar & April Prince Fredrick, May & June Fredrick, July & Aug Hagerstown, Sept & Oct Westminster, Nov & Dec Towson.


Editor’s note - Some events may have changed by the time we go to print. When possible, please check with the event sponsor prior to attending.

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