January 2019

Reenactments, hikes, lectures, live-fire competition, a ball

Updated 17 Jan 2019


5  GA  Hike, guided 2-mile walk at Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site near Dalton. 9-11 am. $6/adult. explore.gastateparks.org/events?p=36

5  FL  Candlelight tour of the Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach. 6:15-7:15 pm. Park fee plus $3. floridastateparks.org/fortclinch

5  PA  Lecture, “The Unfinished Work: The World Wars at Gettysburg,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

5-6  FL  Living history, “Union Garrison,” camp and demonstrations at the Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach. 9 am-noon. Free with admission. floridastateparks.org/fortclinch

5-6  SC  Civil War Show, “Lowcountry Civil War & Artifact Show & Sale,” at the Omar Shrine Temple, 176 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant (near Charleston). 9:30 am-5 pm Saturday, 9:30 am-3 pm Sunday. $10/adult. americandigger.com/american-digger-events

6  LA  Living history, “Firepower,” weapons demonstrations at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 1 pm. Free with site admission. 225-654-3775.

6  PA  Lecture, “Roger B. Taney and his Changing Place in American History,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

12  NC  Living history, anniversary commemoration of the Second Battle of Fort Fisher at the state historic site in Kure Beach. Talks and demonstrations. 10 am-4 pm. Free. historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/fort-fisher

12  PA  Lecture, “The Battle of Bristoe Station — Lee Renews the Offensive,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

12  VA  Preservation Ball, Civil War era dance and living history at the Mimslyn Inn, 401 W Main St, Luray. 6-9:45 pm. $70/couple. More info: 540-740-4545.

12  VA  Bus tour, “Blood in the Snow: Mosby’s Rangers vs. Cole’s Cavalry, January 1864,” begins at  Harpers Ferry Brewing Co, 37412 Adventure Center Lane, Purcellville. 9 am-3 pm. $60. mosbyheritagearea.org

12-13  AZ  Reenactment at the Pioneer Village Living History Museum, 3901 W Pioneer Road, Phoenix. Camps open 9 am-4 pm. Civil War battles 11 am and 1 pm both days. $10/adult. arizonacivilwarcouncilinc.com/Jan%202019%20ACWC%20flyer.pdf%20.pdf

13  PA  Lecture, “‘I have never seen so much damage’ —The George Rose Farm at Gettysburg,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

19  PA  Lecture, “New Acquisitions and Seldom Seen Treasures of the Museum,” at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisonburg. 1 pm. Free with admission. nationalcivilwarmuseum.org

19  FL  Living history, Union camp and demonstrations at at Fort Taylor Historic State Park in Key West. 10 am-2 pm. Free with admission. fortzacharytaylor.com

19  PA  Lecture, “‘If These Things Could Talk’ — Artifacts in the Collection of Gettysburg National Military Park,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

19-20  FL  Reenactment, “Brooksville Raid,” at the Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Road, Brooksville. Camps and demonstrations open 9 am each day. Battles 2:30 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday. $10/adult. brooksvilleraidreenactment.com/VZnVY

20  PA  Lecture, “Five Men on a Slow Boat Going Nowhere: The Hampton Roads Conference of Feb. 3, 1865,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

21  VA  Lecture, “Sons of Israel in the American Civil War,” at Nichols Auditorium, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington. 7:30 pm. Free. shenandoahatwar.org

24  NC  “Civil War and Reconstruction Quiz Bowl,” annual trivia contest at the Cumberland County Library, 300 Maiden Lane, Fayetteville. 7 pm. Free for participants and spectators. museumofthecapefear.ncdcr.gov

26  OK  Book talk, ‘A Rough Introduction to This Sunny Land’: The Civil War Diary of Private Henry A. Strong, Co. K, Twelfth Kansas Infantry, at the Honey Springs Battlefield visitor center, 101601 S 4232 Road, Checotah. 1 pm. Free. okhistory.org/calendar/event/diary Buy Book

26  PA  Lecture, “The Wills Family & Lincoln’s Visit: Life in a Northern Town,” at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett

26-27  AZ  Reenactment, “Civil War Days,” at the Colorado River State Historic Park in Yuma. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-5 pm, battles 11:30 am and 3 pm Saturday, 11 am and 1:30 pm Sunday. $8/adult. azstateparks.com/colorado-river/events/civil-war

27  KS  Lecture, “Kansas Day,” talk on Territorial Kansas at Constitution Hall in Lecompton. 2 pm. $3 donation. kshs.org/p/constitution-hall-programs/18579

27  PA   Lecture, “Specimens of Morbid Anatomy: Gettysburg Anatomy in the Army Medical Museum, “ at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/gett