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...

  • Civil War Sesquicentennial Exhibit

    Civil War Sesquicentennial Exhibit

    Sandersville | Classic South | 3/17/2014 - 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 and historic war papers from Washington County families will be on display. Uniforms, trunks...

  • Margaret Mitchell and Gone With the Wind Guided Walking Tour

    Margaret Mitchell and Gone With the Wind Guided Walking Tour

    Atlanta | Atlanta Metro | 6/7/2014 - 10/4/2014

    Explaining how the idea for her novel came to her, Margaret Mitchell said, "in the cradle." The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel was first published in 1936 and sold more than 1 million copies in the first six months. It is reputed to be the second most read book in the world, with the Bible being number...

  • 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...

  • Andersonville Historic Fair

    Andersonville Historic Fair

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 10/4/2014 - 10/5/2014

    History comes alive in Andersonville the first weekend in October when hundreds of Civil War reenactors set up camps and stage two realistic mock battles, the first at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, and the second at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. Sutlers selling Civil War uniforms and accoutrements and...

  • Battle of Allatoona Pass Remembered

    Battle of Allatoona Pass Remembered

    Acworth | Historic High Country | 10/4/2014 - 10/5/2014

    Watch rifle and cannon demonstrations, visit the tent city, and tour the hillside and railroad cut through the pass. Saturday Evening Only: Special candle-light tour in honor of the 150th commemoration. Register here: http://friendsofgastateparks.org/index.php/red-top-mountain/item/790-allatoona-pass-nighttime-guided-tours...

  • Historic New Manchester History Hike

    Historic New Manchester History Hike

    Lithia Springs | Atlanta Metro | 10/4/2014 - 10/25/2014

    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 inside the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids, which provide...

  • 35th Annual Sunday In the Park

    35th Annual Sunday In the Park

    Atlanta | Atlanta Metro | 10/5/2014

    On Sunday, October 5, join the Historic Oakland Foundation at the 35th annual Sunday In the Park! From noon to 6 p.m., we'll go back in time with a Victorian street festival bustling with art, entertainment, food and more. Stroll among our mausoleums, monuments and gardens while taking in all of the...

  • Brown's Mill Battlefield Reenactment Event

    Brown's Mill Battlefield Reenactment Event

    Newnan | Atlanta Metro | 10/10/2014 - 10/12/2014

    The actual sesquicentennial of the Battle of Brown's Mill is July 30, 2014, but the reenactment will be held Oct. 10 - 12, 2014. There will be activities/events around the square in downtown Newnan, as well as at the Coweta County Fairgrounds. Be sure to mark your calendar - more information to follow...

  • Euharlee Valley Historical Society Annual Veterans Memorial Service

    Euharlee Valley Historical Society Annual Veterans Memorial Service

    Rockmart | Historic High Country | 10/11/2014

    Join the Euharlee Valley Historical Sociey with the annual Veterans Memorial Service at the Historic Van Wert Church in Rockmart, Ga.  

  • Third Annual Butler Island Plantation Homecoming Festival

    Third Annual Butler Island Plantation Homecoming Festival

    Darien | The Coast | 10/17/2014

    This annual event welcomes descendants from the plantations owned by Pierce Butler on Butler Island, St. Simons Island, the surrounding areas, and friends worldwide. Please join us as we celebrate the culture and heritage of the enslaved people originating from Ghana, Senegal, Guinea, Angola, Whydah...

  • Where Romans Rest: Myrtle Hill Cemetery Tour

    Where Romans Rest: Myrtle Hill Cemetery Tour

    Rome | Historic High Country | 10/18/2014

    Mingle with the residents of Myrtle Hill and learn more about the greatest heroes and heroines of Rome's past at the 18th Annual Where Romans Rest: Myrtle Hill Cemetery Tours. This year's tours will focus on one of the cemetery's most famous departed, First Lady Ellen Axson Wilson. Visitors will have...

  • John Wisdom Wagon Train/Trail Ride

    John Wisdom Wagon Train/Trail Ride

    Rome | Historic High Country | 10/18/2014

    Celebrate Georgia's Civil War-era Paul Revere at the 35th Annual John Wisdom Wagon Train. The trail ride follows a 23-mile roundtrip course to the Shannon area and back. Gadsden, Ala., resident John Wisdom is credited with riding horseback for 67 miles to Rome, Ga., to warn of an impending advance from...

  • Candle Lantern Tour

    Candle Lantern Tour

    Richmond Hill | The Coast | 10/18/2014

    Experience Fort McAllister at night as you are guided into the past by Candle light! Visitors need to pay historic site admission rates at the museum when they arrive. Guided walks through the fort will be held every half hour.

  • Greenprint Ramble

    Greenprint Ramble

    Madison | Historic Heartland | 10/18/2014

    Ramble your way through beautiful Morgan County! Spend the afternoon on a guided tour, and then end your day with a farm to table supper made entirely of Morgan County ingredients. Explore the last remaining CCC Camp in Georgia, follow historic Dixie Highway to a stone smokehouse on the Ainslie's Ardenlea...

  • Historic Cemetery Tour

    Historic Cemetery Tour

    Jefferson | Northeast Georgia Mountains | 10/24/2014 - 10/26/2014

    The Crawford Long Museum and Jefferson Community Theatre offer a living history weekend bringing some of Jefferson's past residents and their rich history to life. Local figures from the Civil War to the early 20th century will tell their stories during the last weekend in October. Moonlight guided tours...

  • Living History Weekend

    Living History Weekend

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 10/25/2014 - 10/26/2014

    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...

  • Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill

    Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill

    Dallas | Historic High Country | 10/25/2014

    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 while authentic style muzzle loading rifles and...

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