150th Anniversary Events – upcoming and ongoing

5/9/2012 • America's Civil War, Andersonville Prison Camp

“The Medicine of Andersonville Prison” discusses the medicine and medical practices of Andersonville Prison and its impact on the prison population. When: June 9 Where: National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, (301) 695-1864 CivilWarMed.org

“The Civil War Soldier and His Quilt” includes quilts made by soldiers suffering from what we now know as post-traumatic stress disorder. When: July 14 Where: National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, (301) 695-1864 CivilWarMed.org

The 149th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg is commemorated in a series of special battlefield walks. “Real-Time” programs will follow the course of the three-day battle. When: July 1-3 Where: Gettysburg National Military Park, (717) 334-1124, x8023 nps.gov/gett

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

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

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

“The Civil War at a Crossroads: The Seven Days,” Edward L. Ayers, Banner Lecture series (Co-sponsored with the Richmond National Battlefield Park and the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar) When: June 19 Where: Virginia Historical Society, Richmond (804) 358-4901 vahistorical.org

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