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...

  • Greater Atlanta Coin Show

    Greater Atlanta Coin Show

    Marietta | Atlanta Metro | 1/5/2014 - 12/14/2014

    Located in a hotel on a Civil War site, many dealers offer coins, currency, bullion and collectibles at the Greater Atlanta Coin Show one Sunday per month. People can browse, buy, sell or trade at the show. The experienced dealers also offer free verbal appraisals for items brought to the show...

  • 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...

  • Blue & Gray Saturdays

    Blue & Gray Saturdays

    Sandy Springs | Atlanta Metro | 6/28/2014 - 8/30/2014

    The last Saturdays in June, July and August will be hands-on family days at the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum that will highlight different aspects of the Civil War. Each of the three events explores a different view point of the Civil War, including Confederate reenactors, women in the war and an African-American...

  • 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...

  • Victorian Mourning Tours

    Victorian Mourning Tours

    Jonesboro | Atlanta Metro | 8/1/2014 - 8/30/2014

    Experience a unique tour at Stately Oaks Plantation in August. The house is decorated for mourning, and you'll learn about funeral customs, dress and historical facts about "mourning well."

  • Sweetwater Creek by Kayak

    Sweetwater Creek by Kayak

    Lithia Springs | Atlanta Metro | 8/2/2014 - 8/30/2014

    Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is an optional short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and...

  • Historic New Manchester History Hike

    Historic New Manchester History Hike

    Lithia Springs | Atlanta Metro | 8/2/2014 - 8/30/2014

    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...

  • Spirits of the Civil War River Cruise

    Spirits of the Civil War River Cruise

    Rome | Historic High Country | 8/3/2014

    Explore Rome's vast river system of the Oostanaula, Coosa, and Etowah aboard the Sulzbacher Roman Holiday, a 45-passenger excursion boat. The tour will showcase the major features of the riverways that were used as both troop transportation and defense blockades during the Civil War. The tour will be...

  • Civil War History of Camp McDonald Lecture

    Civil War History of Camp McDonald Lecture

    Acworth | Atlanta Metro | 8/5/2014

    During the Civil War, Big Shanty served as the home to the largest military camp in Georgia. Thousands of young men learned the art of war at Camp McDonald before fighting on distant battlefields. Civil War historian Michael Shaffer will provide insights on this unique installation.

  • Tara Ball

    Tara Ball

    Stockbridge | Atlanta Metro | 8/9/2014

    Go back in history and be part of a recreation of the elegance of times gone by. The evening will include a buffet dinner with period music and dancing. Dress is period clothing or black tie. The cost is $75.00 per person. Please call Historical Jonesboro for an invitation. This event is co-hosted by...

  • "Ruins to Rapids" Full Moon Hike

    "Ruins to Rapids" Full Moon Hike

    Lithia Springs | Atlanta Metro | 8/9/2014

    This 1.5-mile hike is moderately difficult and goes inside 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....

  • Civil War Living History @ Fort Norton

    Civil War Living History @ Fort Norton

    Rome | Historic High Country | 8/16/2014 - 8/17/2014

    Come see how Civil War soldiers lived and fought at what remains of the original earthen fort atop Rome's Jackson Hill, Fort Norton! Living historians will portray Union Soldiers, just as they would have appeared during the Atlanta Campaign of 1864, including during the occupation of Rome.   

  • Mountain Heritage Festival

    Mountain Heritage Festival

    Blairsville | Northeast Georgia Mountains | 8/30/2014 - 8/31/2014

    Celebrating Appalachian history and culture, the Mountain Heritage Festival Aug. 30 - 31, 2014, features an open-air market with local handicrafts such as handmade brooms, candles, soaps, wood carvings, pottery, honey and garden products. Enjoy performances by bluegrass musicians, gospel groups and cloggers...

  • Civil War Event at the Yellow River Post Office

    Civil War Event at the Yellow River Post Office

    Lilburn | Atlanta Metro | 8/30/2014

    Experience living history as you learn about the local skirmish that occurred at the Yellow River Bridge. Visit the post office and general store, and see how women and children received news of loved ones during the Civil War. Participate in drills and rifle practice, and learn how Hudson's guards protected...

  • The Civil War and the Forging of Character

    The Civil War and the Forging of Character

    Atlanta | Atlanta Metro | 9/2/2014

    "The Civil War and the Forging of Character" lecture series continues this spring with Stephen Davis, Ph.D., on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at 6 p.m. in the Hendrix-Chenault Theater. Dr. Davis will present a talk on "Four Generals, the Atlanta Campaign, and the Forging of Character." Dr. Davis's recent...

  • Avenue of Flags For National POW/MIA Recognition Day

    Avenue of Flags For National POW/MIA Recognition Day

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 9/5/2014 - 9/22/2014

    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...

  • Battle of Tunnel Hill Civil War Reenactment - Civil War 150th Commemorative Event

    Battle of Tunnel Hill Civil War Reenactment - Civil War 150th Commemorative Event

    Tunnel Hill | Historic High Country | 9/6/2014 - 9/7/2014

    The Battle of Tunnel Hill Civil War Reenactment presents living history and battle action during this annual event held the weekend after Labor Day. Set on the historic grounds of the Clisby Austin House and adjacent to the Western and Atlantic Railroad Tunnel, the weekend brings to life the significant...

  • 150th Anniversary Battle for Atlanta

    150th Anniversary Battle for Atlanta

    Hampton | Atlanta Metro | 9/19/2014 - 9/21/2014

    The 150th Anniversary Battle for Atlanta Civil War Reenactment will be held at historic Nash Farm Battlefield in Henry County, Ga. See four battles over three days. There will be three infantry battles and one cavalry battle. There will be a school day on Friday the 19th from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are...

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