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...

  • 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."

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 3 Deep in the Yard - The Pivotal Battle of Jonesboro

    3 Deep in the Yard - The Pivotal Battle of Jonesboro

    Jonesboro | Atlanta Metro | 8/30/2014

    Local historian, Peter Bonner will be at the Patrick R. Cleburne Confederate Cemetery telling Civil War stories on August 30, 2014. Hear a more personal side of the Battle of Jonesboro through researched stories of people involved and affected by the Civil War. The Battle of Jonesboro was a pivotal time...

  • 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...

  • Historic New Manchester History Hike

    Historic New Manchester History Hike

    Lithia Springs | Atlanta Metro | 8/30/2014 - 9/27/2014

    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...

  • 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 fall 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...

  • Civil War Round Table of Cobb County September Meeting

    Civil War Round Table of Cobb County September Meeting

    Kennesaw | Atlanta Metro | 9/4/2014

    Philip H. Sheridan generally ranks among the pantheon of Union greats from the Civil War. The question Civil War historian Eric J. Wittenberg will consider when he visits will focus on whether Sheridan deserves the lofty reputation he enjoys. Wittenberg will present "Little Phil: A Reassessment of the...

  • 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...

  • Salute Jonesboro's Heritage

    Salute Jonesboro's Heritage

    Jonesboro | Atlanta Metro | 9/6/2014 - 9/7/2014

    Visit Stately Oaks Plantation as they commemorate th 150th Anniversary of the Civil War's Battle of Jonesboro with a living history demonstration on September 6-7, 2014. You'll hear the stories of the McCord family and their experiences during the Civil War and tour the home where they lived. House tours...

  • 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...

  • "Ruins to Rapids" Full Moon Hike

    "Ruins to Rapids" Full Moon Hike

    Lithia Springs | Atlanta Metro | 9/7/2014

    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....

  • 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...

  • An Evening at Oak Hill Cemetery

    An Evening at Oak Hill Cemetery

    Cartersville | Historic High Country | 9/27/2014

    Voices will echo once again in Oak Hill Cemetery as the Bartow History Museum and StageWorks, Inc. presents "An Evening at Oak Hill." This tour through one of Bartow County's most important historic sites will give visitors the opportunity to learn about some of the area's fascinating residents of days...

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