Tag: Civil War

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Change of hours of operation at Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park

At the beginning of November, National Park Service facilities and programs at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park will transition to a winter schedule.


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Agriculture proves good use for historic properties

Most of the fighting at the Battle of Opequon took place on farmland that’s been in the same family since Colonial times and is being restored to its agricultural roots with the advice of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.


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Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park commemorate 150th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek

The sesquicentennial commemoration of the Battle of Cedar Creek kicks off this week with a wide spectrum of programs and activities. Starting Friday, October 17,


Remembering Robert E. Lee: Historian focuses on military education of a civilian leader

Lee Chapel and Museum presents “Remembering Robert E. Lee” with a speech by noted historian, professor and author Dr. Christian B. Keller on Monday, Oct. 13, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lee Chapel Auditorium.


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JMU Calendar of Events: Oct. 3-12

Campus events and activities at James Madison University. From the JMU Office of Public Affairs. For the dates Oct. 3-12, 2014.


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Soldier honors his ancestor for 150th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park is pleased to announce the donation of a reprint of the historic painting “The Battle of Cedar Creek” by Julian Scott.


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Upcoming events at the Waynesboro Heritage Museum

Stonewall Brigade Band Exhibit with reception and recital 7:00 p.m. October 3, 2014. Waynesboro Heritage Museum, 420 W. Main Street (downtown), Waynesboro, VA.


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Natural Bridge Park hosts Scout Day 2014

Natural Bridge Park and Historic Hotel will host Boy and Girl Scouts from throughout Virginia and the nearby states for a full day of activities focusing on conservation, education, and recreation on Saturday.


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Remembering Third Winchester: The 150th Anniversary

This Saturday, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation will present the biggest event in its history: a day-long series of Battlefield Programs on the Third Winchester battlefield.


John McCardell to deliver 2014 Hendricks Law and History Lecture at W&L

On Thursday, Sept. 18, John McCardell, vice chancellor of the University of the South and president emeritus of Middlebury College, will deliver the 2014 Hendricks Lecture in Law and History.


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Belle Grove in the Civil War Tours scheduled for September and October 2014

In commemoration of the upcoming 150th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek, Belle Grove will continue to offer a special tour that discusses Belle Grove Plantation during the Civil War.


R.T. Smith’s book of new and selected poems reflects the arc of his career

R.T. Smith’s new book of poetry, “In the Night Orchard: New and Selected Poems” (Texas Review Press, 2014), reflects the arc of his award-winning exploration as a poet for the past 33 years.


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Civil War communications focus of upcoming program

Rapid communication in wartime profoundly affected military actions and outcomes. The invention of portable tabletop printing presses at the time of the American Civil War allowed for better communication in the field.


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Casting call for Civil War TV pilot being shot in Central Virginia

If you have ever wanted to appear on the small screen, this may be your chance! There will be an open casting call for background players for Point of Honor, an ABC Signature & Amazon Studios pilot directed by Randall Wallace.


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James Madison University events schedule: Sept. 5-14

Campus events and activities at James Madison University.


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Special programs commemorate the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park, in partnership with a variety of community groups, will offer a series of special National Park Service programs and events this September, which commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign.


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September 2014 Calendar of Events: JMU

September 2014 Calendar of Events: JMU


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Guest lecture series on the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park is pleased to announce “Historians Look Back: A Special Guest Lecture Series on the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign.”


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ABC to produce Civil War series in Virginia for Amazon Prime

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that ABC Signature, a division of ABC Studios, has chosen Virginia for Point of Honor, the pilot for the television series ABC is co-producing with Amazon Studios.


Mariners’ Museum receives key components from Oracle’s America’s Cup winner

The Mariners’ Museum has received a donation of key components from the 2013 America’s Cup-winning Oracle Team USA catamaran.


Andy Schmookler: The politics of hostility

How did it come to this? How did our political life in America get to be so drenched in hostility?


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Battlefields Foundation presents conference on 1864 Shenandoah Campaign

In late 1864, the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley came to its thunderous climax. From May to July of that year, Confederate forces under Gen. Jubal A. Early had continued to make the region a “Valley of humiliation” for the Union.


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National Park Service to mark the 150th anniversary of Shenandoah Valley Civil War battles

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park, in partnership with the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, will offer a series of special National Park Service “On This Day” anniversary programs this July to commemorate three battles fought in the Shenandoah Valley.


New navigation signs at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park

Visitors looking for Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park will find new navigational signs to enhance their visit.


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History at Sunset programs at Cedar Creek, Belle Grove

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park is pleased to announce a series of special “History at Sunset” programs.


Genealogy Roundtable explores Civil War ancestors

The Augusta County Library will host the first in a series of Genealogy Roundtables at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 28 at the Fishersville Library.


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National Park Service announces summer ranger programs

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park is once again offering a full-slate of ranger-conducted programs throughout this summer.


Waynesboro in the Civil War lecture at WTA’s Gateway

The last in the series of Historic lectures will focus on Waynesboro’s role in the Civil War. The speaker is Richard G. Williams, civil war historian and writer.


Shenandoah National Park expands Neighbor Appreciation Day

Each year Shenandoah National Park staff invite community neighbors to enjoy a fee-free day in the park in celebration of Shenandoah Neighbors’ Day.


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Author releases new coming-of-age, war and military novel

In his candid and thought provoking novel, “Riverbend,” author Philip Cobbs takes readers to places they may have feared to venture and safely returns them home.


Battlefields Foundation hosts Civil War miniseries producer

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (SVBF) is pleased to welcome Michael Frost Beckner, executive producer of the upcoming Civil War miniseries, To Appomattox, to the Shenandoah Valley.


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Keven Walker named CEO of Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has announced the appointment of Keven M. Walker as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation.


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Boy Scouts do a good turn on Shenandoah Valley battlefields

Local Boy Scout troops have teamed up with the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (SVBF) to pursue scout projects on the Third Winchester battlefield.


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Virginia Quilt Museum features Tidewater

Virginia’s Tidewater region — where the Chesapeake Bay, the James River, and the Atlantic Ocean meet — is home to the largest concentration of military bases and facilities in the world.


Chris Graham: Robert E. Lee, the Confederate flag, and Washington and Lee

It’s hard at first glance to imagine Washington and Lee University scrubbing its Lexington, Va., campus of Confederate flags and other signs of the Old South, but that’s what a group of law students at Washington and Lee is demanding, with the most controversial request of the self-styled Committee being that the school repudiate one of its namesakes, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, who after the Civil War served as president of the school.


1864 Valley Campaign is focus of Bridgewater College Civil War Institute

The 1864 military campaign that helped crush Confederate resistance in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War is the thrust of the seventh annual Bridgewater College Civil War Institute.


New book discusses Augusta County history

Augusta County, the new addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series, presents an overview history of Augusta County, Va., from its inception in 1738.


CW 150 Legacy Project visits Staunton

CW 150 Legacy Project staff will be visiting Staunton on Friday, March 21, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Staunton Public Library.


Virginia Quilt Museum appoints curator

The Virginia Quilt Museum announces that Gloria Comstock has been appointed Curator/Registrar. As curator/registrar, Comstock is responsible for the care and record keeping of over 300 objects in the museum’s collection, which focuses on Virginia-made quilts.


Gettysburg religion is focus of Bridgewater College professor’s new book

The diversity of religion in a small town that saw one of the most horrific battles of the Civil War – Gettysburg, Pa. – is the focus of a new book by Bridgewater College professor of history Stephen L. Longenecker.