The Civil War in Georgia Commemorating 150 years Civil War Georgia Sesquicentennial

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  • Civil War Canal Tour "Food, Fabric & Firepower"

    Civil War Canal Tour "Food, Fabric & Firepower"

    Augusta | Classic South | 3/1/2013 - 12/29/2015

    In observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Augusta Canal National Heritage Area presents a Petersburg boat tour highlighting Augusta's role as a Confederate city. The one-hour tour explores the behind-the-lines role that the canal played in supplying the troops, including the famous Confederate...

  • First Saturday Programs

    First Saturday Programs

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 2/1/2014 - 12/5/2015

    During the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, park staff will conduct a series of programs on the first Saturday of each month. These programs will explore the events, conditions, or emotions of prisoners during the war. To expand the prisoner story, the park will also feature other Civil War prisons...

  • The Cox/Armstrong Civil War Collection

    The Cox/Armstrong Civil War Collection

    Smyrna | Atlanta Metro | 6/20/2014 - 6/20/2015

    The City of Smyrna installed three displays containing selections from a collection of Civil War artifacts collected by Gerald Cox. The Cox/Armstrong Civil War Collection is displayed at Smyrna City Hall, Smyrna Public Library and Brawner Hall. Gerald Cox (1945-1996) was an Atlanta Civil War artifacts...

  • Wilbur G. Kurtz: History in GWTW

    Wilbur G. Kurtz: History in GWTW

    Atlanta | Atlanta Metro | 7/2/2014 - 4/4/2015

    History in Gone With the Wind will open in the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Atlanta illustrator Wilbur G. Kurtz served as the historian to the motion picture, Gone With the Wind. The exhibition reveals Kurtz's involvement and influence on historical accuracy and depiction of Atlanta...

  • Confederate Odyssey: The George W. Wray Jr. Collection

    Confederate Odyssey: The George W. Wray Jr. Collection

    Atlanta | Atlanta Metro | 7/18/2014 - 4/26/2015

    To commemorate the 150th Anniversary Battle for Atlanta, the Atlanta History Center is exhibiting the incredible collection of Confederate artifacts assembled by Atlanta collector George W. Wray Jr. (1936-2004). This collection uses very rare artifacts, such as Southern–made uniforms, flags, firearms...

  • Cherokee Voices during the Civil War

    Cherokee Voices during the Civil War

    Canton | Historic High Country | 8/14/2014 - 12/31/2014

    The exhibit focuses on life at home, on the battleground, and from the African-American perspective. The story of Cherokee County during the Civil War is told using quotes and first-hand accounts gleaned from original letters, court documents and publications. The McAfee and Donaldson Guard Company will...

  • Gone With the Wind Exhibit

    Gone With the Wind Exhibit

    Athens | Historic Heartland | 8/23/2014 - 12/23/2014

    The University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the premiere of "Gone With the Wind" with a major exhibit. The UGA Libraries has the largest collection in the country of Mitchell's personal papers and other materials, donated by Mitchell's brother, Stephens...

  • Civil War Sesquicentennial Exhibit

    Civil War Sesquicentennial Exhibit

    Sandersville | Classic South | 11/3/2014 - 12/31/2014

    During the Civil War Sesquicentennial, the Brown House Museum will offer a rotating exhibit like none offered before. Civil War artifacts, memorabilia, personal letters written from soldiers to their loved ones, historic war papers from Washington County families, uniforms, trunks, weapons and other...

  • 2014 Antebellum Christmas at the Old Governor's Mansion

    2014 Antebellum Christmas at the Old Governor's Mansion

    Milledgeville | Historic Heartland | 11/22/2014 - 12/23/2014

    Celebrate a true antebellum Christmas at the Old Governor's Mansion, and witness the mansion transform into a scene from the 1800s. One-hour tours are offered Tuesday-Sunday, and special candlelight tours will take place on Dec. 6, 13 and 18 at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Old Governor's Mansion c.1839 is...

  • Historic New Manchester History Hike

    Historic New Manchester History Hike

    Lithia Springs | Atlanta Metro | 12/27/2014 - 1/31/2015

    This mile-long hike (easy to moderate) will lead to the five story ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester textile mill and focus on the history of the Sweetwater Creek Valley. This historian or ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great...

  • ' Washington County, Virginia in the Civil War'

    ' Washington County, Virginia in the Civil War'

    Acworth | Atlanta Metro | 1/6/2015

    Civil War historian Michael K. Shaffer will discuss wartime events in a Virginia county, which produced six Confederate generals. A book signing will follow the lecture.

  • Civil War Round Table of Cobb County January 2015 Meeting

    Civil War Round Table of Cobb County January 2015 Meeting

    Kennesaw | Atlanta Metro | 1/7/2015

    Historian Bill Potter will discuss 'The Great Revivals in the Confederate Armies.' During the Civil War, a remarkable spiritual awakening took place throughout the Confederacy, in the armies, the hospitals and prisoner of war camps at Fort Delaware, Johnson's Island and elsewhere. The preaching of the...

  • "March to the Sea" Lecture

    "March to the Sea" Lecture

    Dallas | Historic High Country | 1/10/2015

    Civil War Historian Michael K. Shaffer will discuss Major General William T. Sherman's 1864 March to the Sea and capture of Savannah.

  • The Civil War and the Forging of Character

    The Civil War and the Forging of Character

    Atlanta | Atlanta Metro | 1/15/2015

    "The Civil War and the Forging of Character" lecture series continues in 2015 with Deborah R. Willis, Ph.D. Dr. Willis will present a talk on "Reading Images of the Civil War." The lecture will focus on photography of that era, tracing the technical developments of that medium and also suggesting the...

  • Night Museum

    Night Museum

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 1/24/2015

    Experience the National Prisoner of War Museum and the historic prison site after dark. The museum and bookstore will be open. At 7 p.m., a special program will occur in the museum theater. From the courtyard at the rear of the museum, the path to the prison site will be illuminated by candle lanterns...

  • New Civil War Course - 1864-1865: The Conflict Draws to an End

    New Civil War Course - 1864-1865: The Conflict Draws to an End

    Kennesaw | Atlanta Metro | 1/26/2015 - 3/16/2015

    Join us for a special eight-week course exploring the final year of the American Civil War. Beginning in May 1864, and stretching for almost 12 months, pivotal military events occurred, east and west, as Confederate and Federal forces fought to determine the destiny of a nation. This course will cover...

  • Living History Weekend

    Living History Weekend

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 3/14/2015 - 3/15/2015

    Throughout the day, the staff and volunteers at Andersonville National Historic Site will lead you through the events that took place every day within the Andersonville prison (Camp Sumter) as well within the Confederate camps and offices. The living historians and re-enactors will explain to you the...

  • Avenue of Flags for National Former POW Recognition Day

    Avenue of Flags for National Former POW Recognition Day

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 4/3/2015 - 4/13/2015

    The Avenue of Flags is the display of a multiplicity of U.S. flags usually arrayed on both sides of the principal avenue or drive that leads from the main entrance or gate into the cemetery. The Avenue of Flags cemetery and reinforces patriotism, national pride and represents a visible, bold and proud...

  • Park Day

    Park Day

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 4/11/2015

    Park Day is the nationwide volunteer effort created by the Civil War Trust. This annual hands-on preservation event comprises more than 100 sites in 24 states. Volunteers will participate in activities ranging from trash removal to trail building, while learning more about each site from local experts...

  • RiverBlast!

    RiverBlast!

    Columbus | Presidential Pathways | 4/18/2015 - 4/19/2015

    RiverBlast! is the largest living history event at the National Civil War Naval Museum. Meet Living History Interpreters camped on the museum's nine-acre grounds and aboard the full scale replica of the USS Water Witch. Drills, cannon firings, museum theatre and shipboard programming by uniformed Living...

  • Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill

    Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill

    Dallas | Historic High Country | 4/18/2015

    Join us at the log cabin for this living history event. Discover what fall was like on a small farm during the Civil War 150 years ago. Watch someone cook over a fire. Enjoy toys and games. Experience the sights and sounds of a black powder demonstration as authentic style muzzle loading rifles and muskets...

  • 150th Anniversay of the Arrest of Alexander Hamilton Stephens

    150th Anniversay of the Arrest of Alexander Hamilton Stephens

    Crawfordville | Classic South | 5/16/2015

    One Hundred and Fifty years ago, On May 11, 1865 A.H. Stephens was arrested and charged with treason. Come out and experience a live re-enactment of his arrest, along with his homecoming, that took place on October 27, 1865.

  • Avenue of Flags for Independence Day

    Avenue of Flags for Independence Day

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 6/26/2015 - 7/6/2015

    The Avenue of Flags is the display of a multiplicity of U.S. flags usually arrayed on both sides of the principal avenue or drive that leads from the main entrance or gate into the cemetery. The Avenue of Flags reinforces patriotism, national pride and represents a visible, bold and proud display of...

  • Avenue of Flags for National POW/MIA Recognition Day

    Avenue of Flags for National POW/MIA Recognition Day

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 9/11/2015 - 9/21/2015

    The Avenue of Flags is the display of a multiplicity of U.S. flags usually arrayed on both sides of the principal avenue or drive that leads from the main entrance or gate into the cemetery. The Avenue of Flags cemetery and reinforces patriotism, national pride and represents a visible, bold and proud...

  • Memorial Illumination

    Memorial Illumination

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 9/18/2015 - 9/19/2015

    On September 18 and 19, 2015, volunteers will place nearly 13,000 candle luminaries on the prison site; each representing the death of a United States soldier during the 14-month operation of the prison. On those evenings, the luminaries will be viewable by driving the prison loop road after dark.

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