150th Anniversary Events – upcoming and ongoing

Iowa
“Iowa and the Civil War: Nothing but Victory,” Iowa’s 150th anniversary exhibition. When: Through 2013 Where: State Historical Museum of Iowa, 600 East Locust, Des Moines,  www.iowahistory.org

North Carolina
"The Civil War Comes to Roanoke Island: Fishers, Fighters and Freedmen" tells the story of the island during the war. When: Through December Where: The Outer Banks History Center, Manteo (252) 473-2655 obhistorycenter.ncdcr.gov

Pennsylvania
The 18th Annual Civil War Music Muster includes Civil War brass bands, fife and drum and parlor music presented in concert. When: August 17-18 Where: Gettysburg National Military Park (717) 338-4433 or (717) 334-1124, x3251 nps.gov/gett

“The Role of Railroads in Pennsylvania During the Civil War” examines the key role the fledgling railroad industry had in America’s first modern war. When: Through December 30 Where: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, (717) 687-8628 www.rrmuseumpa.org

“Emancipation Proclamation Anniversary Events” includes special programs, tours, lectures and exhibits throughout Gettysburg. When: September 21-23 Where: Gettysburg National Military Park, the Civil War Institute of Gettysburg College, the Gettysburg Foundation and other community partners www.gettysburg.travel

South Carolina
"Blasted" exhibits more than 100 rarely displayed shells, fuses and other munitions. When: Through September Where: Charleston Museum, Charleston (843) 722-2996 charlestonmuseum.org

Washington, D.C.
“The Confederate Sketches of Adalbert Volck” looks at the work of a Rebel dentist who became one of the Confederacy’s leading political cartoonists. When: Through January 21, 2013 Where: National Portrait Gallery, (202) 633-8300 www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/exhvolck.html

“Mathew Brady’s Photographs of Union Generals” features high-quality images of Yankee leaders. When: Through May 21, 2015 Where: National Portrait Gallery, (202) 633-8300 www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/exhbradygens.html
 

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  1. Donna Nordstrom

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    October 23, 2012

    For more information, please contact:
    Diane Sanders, Reddick Mansion Association 815-252-4639
    Chuck Sanders, Ottawa Avenue Cemetery Association, 815-993-8109

    “Lincoln and His Generals: LaSalle County at War”
    2nd Annual Civil War Commemorative Weekend
    April 19-21, 2013
    Ottawa, IL

    Events will include screenings of PBS special, “The Devil Has His Day”, about Gen. Wm. H. L. Wallace and the Battle of Shiloh; Guided tours of the Dickey-Wallace Cemetery; Medical tent and medical demonstrations; Civil War encampment in historic Washington Square, home of the 1st Lincoln-Douglas debate; Displays of Civil War memorabilia and period clothing; Civil War music; Keynote presentation by noted Civil War author and historian, Rob Girardi. All events are open to the public; some will be free, others with a minimal fee. All proceeds will be used for the maintenance and upkeep of the W.H. L. Wallace monument and Dickey family cemetery, where General Wallace is buried. For more information, please contact the Reddick Mansion Association at contact@reddickmansion.org or the Ottawa Avenue Cemetery at http://www.ottawaavenuecemetery.com.

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