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

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  • Victorian Mourning in America: 1837-1901

    Victorian Mourning in America: 1837-1901

    Washington | Classic South | 9/15/2016 - 12/31/2016

    In the Victorian Era, death was almost as much a part of society as living. Due to the high mortality rate of women and children and the lack of services to attend to the deceased, deaths were very much a family affair that took place in the home. Southerners, especially, adopted the mourning practices...

  • Civil War Art Exhibit Reception

    Civil War Art Exhibit Reception

    Sandersville | Classic South | 10/6/2016 - 10/6/2017

    An art exhibit depicting the Civil War in Washington County will open October 6, 2016, with an open house and reception. The time will be 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. See art by local artists from the Fall Line Artist Guild throughout the museum. Three new artist paintings and photographs will be introduced this...

  • The Civil War in Washington County

    The Civil War in Washington County

    Sandersville | Classic South | 10/11/2016 - 10/11/2017

    A rotating exhibition of Civil War artifacts, memorabilia and other collectables are on display in this exciting and very popular exhibition. Visitors will view personal letters written by Civil War veterans to their love ones in Washington County. Weapons, uniforms and other components of the Confederate...

  • Candlelight Christmas at Liberty Hall

    Candlelight Christmas at Liberty Hall

    Crawfordville | Classic South | 12/10/2016

    Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens' home, Liberty Hall, will be decorated with styles of the Victorian Christmas past. Come enjoy a candlelight tour, and crafts all accompanied by the sounds of the Victorian Era. Refreshments will be served.

  • "Ruins to Rapids" Full Moon Hike

    "Ruins to Rapids" Full Moon Hike

    Lithia Springs | Atlanta Metro | 12/13/2016

    This 1.5-mile hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War-era textile mill ruins of New Manchester and follows the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. A flashlight and sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. No children under 6 or dogs. Meet inside the Visitor's Center...

  • Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson Candlelight Tours

    Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson Candlelight Tours

    Augusta | Classic South | 12/16/2016

    Enjoy the house decorated for the holidays with fresh evergreens and festive decorations. Tours of the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson during the month of December will incorporate details about what Christmas was like during 1866, in the years following the Civil War. A special Candlelight...

  • Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes and Gardens

    Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes and Gardens

    Madison | Historic Heartland | 5/5/2017 - 5/6/2017

    Historic Madison, renowned as one of Georgia's largest designated National Register of Historic Districts, will celebrate the 2017 spring season in grand style with the region's most popular tour event: Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes & Gardens, hosted by the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center. Join...

  • Arrest of Alexander Hamilton Stephens

    Arrest of Alexander Hamilton Stephens

    Crawfordville | Classic South | 5/13/2017

    On May 11, 1865, A.H. Stephens was arrested and charged with treason. Come out and experience a live re-enactment of his arrest and his homecoming that took place on October 27, 1865. In addition to the re-enactment, we will have period performers and demonstrators.

  • Battle of Resaca Reenactment

    Battle of Resaca Reenactment

    Resaca | Historic High Country | 5/20/2017 - 5/21/2017

    The first major battle of the Atlanta Campaign was fought around the tiny village of Resaca on May 14-15, 1864. Over two days, Union and Confederate forces attacked and counter-attacked, with both armies losing approximately 2,800 men. Georgia's oldest and largest reenactment is located on the historic...

  • Blue & Gray BBQ Contest and Craft Festival

    Blue & Gray BBQ Contest and Craft Festival

    Chickamauga | Historic High Country | 9/16/2017

    Enjoy our Blue-Gray BBQ Contest during the day, commemorating the great Blue-Gray BBQ of 1889 that took place on the grounds, which resulted in the formation of the oldest and largest Civil War Battlefield in the United States (Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park). BBQ vendors will have their...

  • Civil War Reenactment

    Civil War Reenactment

    Helen | Northeast Georgia Mountains | 11/4/2017 - 11/5/2017

    The Civil War re-enactment will feature period sutlers villages, demonstrations and camps. Skirmishes between the Union and Confederate armies will recreate some of the war's most interesting battles. The event will feature living history demonstrations and re-enactors from across the country. The re-enactment...

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