Thursday, February 11, 2010

New Events Posted

Need something to do to impress your sweetheart this Valentines Day weekend? Well, you could always take them to these updated Civil War Navy events. Events are located at the USS Constellation(Baltimore, MD), Hampton Roads Naval Museum(Norfolk, VA), and National Civil War Museum (Harrisburg, PA). The other event involves a 3 day bus tour through the Vicksburg Campaign. Fall in love with Civil War naval history this valentines day!

Living history, "Black Sailors in Navy Blue," USS Constellation

Date: Saturday, February 13th
Location: USS Constellation (Baltimore Harbor)
Institution/Affiliation: Historic Ships
Point of Contact: www.historicships.org
Description: Special tour of the USS Constellation will highlight the role of African-American sailors during the Civil War. 12 pm. Free with admission. Located in Baltimore's historic Harbor.
Link: http://www.historicships.org


HRNM Navy Heritage Series: Blacks in Blue

Date: Saturday, February 13th
Location: Hampton Roads Naval Museum (Norfolk, VA)
Institution/Affiliation: HRNM/NHHC
Point of Contact: 757-322-3168
Description: Since the American Revolution, African-Americans have served with dignity in the U.S. Navy, often in the face of discrimination. Celebrate Black History Month by learning more about these great African-American naval heroes at our presentation. Feb. 13th 2 p.m. Admission: Free
Link: http://www.hrnm.navy.mil


Free Day at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, PA

Date: Saturday, February 13th
Location: National Civil War Museum (Harrisburg, PA)
Institution/Affiliation: National Civil War Museum
Point of Contact: (717) 260-1861
Description: The National Civil War Museum is holding a "Community Free Day" on February 13th. All museum visitors will receive complimentary admission. Sponsored by M & T Bank. Make sure to check out their Civil War Navy Exhibit Gallery.
Link: http://www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org/index_1.php


Grant's Road to Destiny: Part 3. The Vicksburg Campaign: Bayau Expeditions

Date: April 14th - April 17th
Location: Vicksburg, MS
Institution/Affiliation: Blue and Gray Education Society
Point of Contact: 434.250.9921
Description: This study shows us the intellectual agility of US Grant and his willingness to “get at the Rebels” in any way that he could.  This program shows Grant on the offensive—the risks are very high and there are points in which failure could be catastrophic!  Here we will look at joint operations and the key developing relationship between Admiral David D. Porter and both Sherman and Grant. For full itinerary for this bus tour, please see corresponding link.
Link: http://www.blueandgrayeducation.org/index.php?option=com_content&id=167&Itemid=55

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