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...

  • Men in Uniform: Hay House and the Civil War

    Men in Uniform: Hay House and the Civil War

    Macon | Historic Heartland | 1/22/2014 - 11/21/2014

    See a display of artifacts and portraits of Hay House residents affected by the war. The exhibit will give special attention to the incredible story of Philemon Tracy, a Confederate family member who was secretly carried across Northern territory to be buried there. The mystery of why a Union soldier...

  • 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...

  • Old School History Museum Civil War Display

    Old School History Museum Civil War Display

    Eatonton | Historic Heartland | 3/1/2014 - 11/30/2014

    The Old School History Museum will feature a number of new items in its Civil War display beginning in March, including an 1866 U.S. Government Pardon of an Eatonton Confederate sympathizer with Andrew Johnson and William Seward signatures, Confederate discharge papers of an Eatonton soldier and several...

  • 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...

  • Historic Ghost Tour

    Historic Ghost Tour

    Dahlonega | Northeast Georgia Mountains | 10/10/2014 - 11/15/2014

    The 13-location guided tour takes guests on an eerie and intriguing journey full of local tales and legends. Tour guide and founder Jeremy Sharp weaves through streets, back alleys, rows of historic buildings and the historically significant local cemetery.  He has studied Dahlonega's history and has...

  • Lantern Tour

    Lantern Tour

    Sandersville | Classic South | 11/1/2014

    The Old City Cemetery Committee, a part of the Washington County Historical Society in Sandersville, will host a Lantern Tour on Nov. 1, 2014, in conjunction with the 150th celebration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial. The Old City Cemetery was first used as a cemetery in 1832 and is listed on the National...

  • Historic New Manchester History Hike

    Historic New Manchester History Hike

    Lithia Springs | Atlanta Metro | 11/1/2014 - 11/29/2014

    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...

  • 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...

  • Civil War Art Exhibit

    Civil War Art Exhibit

    Sandersville | Classic South | 11/3/2014 - 11/7/2014

    The Civil War Art Exhibit is a part of Washington County's 150th Civil War Sesquicentennial Celebration. The exhibit will be presented by a local artist. Opening night will be November 3, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. There is no charge for admission.  

  • Brown House Museum 150th Civil War Commemoration

    Brown House Museum 150th Civil War Commemoration

    Sandersville | Classic South | 11/3/2014 - 11/15/2014

    On Nov. 3, 2014, there will be a grand opening of the Civil War Art Exhibit by a local artist at the museum from 4-7 p.m. The exhibit can also be seen during regular hours. Please see museum hours for days and time. This event is free to the public. During the celebration of the 150th Civil War Sesquicentennial...

  • Chattahoochee River Line Lecture

    Chattahoochee River Line Lecture

    Powder Springs | Atlanta Metro | 11/5/2014

    As the last line of defense on the Cobb County side of the Chattahoochee River, Brigadier General Francis Shoup poured his heart into creating this very formidable position. Civil War historian Michael K. Shaffer will share insights on Shoup, the River Line, and the July 1864 action along the six-mile...

  • Augusta Civil War Symposium 1864-The War Comes to Georgia

    Augusta Civil War Symposium 1864-The War Comes to Georgia

    Augusta | Classic South | 11/6/2014 - 11/8/2014

    Augusta's Civil War symposium series highlights experiences of Augusta and its citizens during the war. "1864-The War Comes to Georgia" offers talks by noted Civil War authors and a performance of period music.  Allan Gurganus, author of "The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All," reads from his...

  • ' Sherman's March Through Georgia' Lecture

    ' Sherman's March Through Georgia' Lecture

    Kennesaw | Atlanta Metro | 11/6/2014

    Noah Andre Trudeau will talk about several aspects of the 'Sherman's March' story; he will discuss it as an iconic event in American history and the problems this presents historians. He will also examine the Confederate military response and analyze why it failed. Finally, Trudeau will look at other...

  • "Ruins to Rapids" Full Moon Hike

    "Ruins to Rapids" Full Moon Hike

    Lithia Springs | Atlanta Metro | 11/7/2014

    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 six or dogs. Meet inside the Visitor's Center...

  • Avenue of Flags for Veterans Day

    Avenue of Flags for Veterans Day

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 11/7/2014 - 11/12/2014

    On Veterans Day weekend, the Andersonville National Historic Site will display The Avenue of Flags, a multiplicity of U.S. flags on both sides of the principal avenue or drive that leads from the main entrance gate into the cemetery. The Avenue of Flags reinforces patriotism, national pride and represents...

  • Civil War Reenactment

    Civil War Reenactment

    Helen | Northeast Georgia Mountains | 11/8/2014 - 11/9/2014

    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...

  • 150th Anniversary Commemoration of Sherman's March  to the Sea

    150th Anniversary Commemoration of Sherman's March to the Sea

    Sandersville | Classic South | 11/8/2014

    Join Washington County for the 150th Anniversary Commemoration of Sherman's March to the Sea on November 8, 2014. The celebration  begins on the Court House Square at 9:15 a.m. with a performance by the 97th Regimental String Band.   Schedule of Events: 10 a.m.: Reenactment of the skirmish, which occurred...

  • Commemoration of the Burning of Marietta

    Commemoration of the Burning of Marietta

    Marietta | Atlanta Metro | 11/8/2014

    Join the City of Marietta on Saturday, November 8 to burn the square, just as Federal troops did in 1864.  This year marks the 150th anniversary of the fourth year of battle between the North and the South and Marietta has commemorated important happenings with special events all year leading up to...

  • The Civil War and the Forging of Character

    The Civil War and the Forging of Character

    Atlanta | Atlanta Metro | 11/13/2014

    "The Civil War and the Forging of Character" lecture series continues this fall with Elizabeth Varon, Ph.D., on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at 6 p.m. in the Hendrix-Chenault Theater. Dr. Varon will present a talk on "April 9, 1865, as Freedom Day: Lee's Surrender and the Process of Emancipation." Elizabeth...

  • Night Museum

    Night Museum

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 11/15/2014

    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...

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