Schedule for 2011 and 2012 is in place–starts May 7, 2011

The schedule of major events for 2011 and 2012 is confirmed.  The schedule is below, but you can also download a copy here.  Highlights include:

Four major milestone events, including “To Freedom” in May 2012 and the Battle of Fredericksburg in December 2012. Our first milestone event is this coming June:  “Into the Abyss:  Virginia Goes to War,” based at Chatham.

Two of our Years of Anguish programs.  The first will be on November 12 at Dodd Auditorium, featuring Gary Gallagher and Peter Carmichael (along with a more locally oriented speaker).  The topic will be, “Going to War.”

The second will be April 21, 2012, and will feature David Blight and Thavolia Glymph from Duke University. The subject will be emancipation and Freedom.

On April 14, 2012, the Fisk Jubilee Singers will be performing at the University of Mary Washington.  This is the kickoff of the larger “To Freedom” observance.

We will surely be adding things on occasion, and will issue alerts as we do so.


November 12:            “Years of Anguish” II:  Virginia Goes to War:  Featuring Gary Gallagher and Peter Carmichael.  Dodd Auditorium, the University of Mary Washington.

 December 17-18:        Christmas in the Civil War: Chatham and elsewhere.


 March 2012 – May 2013.  “We can never go back”   An exhibit at the Fredericksburg Area Museum

 March 24: “The Churches Remember”:  City of Fredericksburg :  The first of three annual days commemorating the experience of local churches during the war.  (Stafford will be 2013, Spotsylvania 2014)

 April – May: Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a Man of All Times.  A special travelling exhibit at Chatham, by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

 April 14    Fisk Jubilee Singers (commencement of the Crossing Event).  At the University of Mary Washington.

 April 21                       Years of Anguish III:  Slaves and Freedom. 
Featuring David Blight (Yale) and Thavolia Glymph (Duke). 

 May 4-6:                     To Freedom:   A Milestone Event .   A major event, featuring special tours, music, theater, and a core commemorative moment marking the crossing of 10,000 slaves into Stafford County.  Signature Commemorative Event

 May 19:                       Mr. Lincoln Visits Stafford and Fredericksburg Special programming at Chatham and special tours in Fredericksburg.

 June-December:         “Lost Photographs of the Civil War”:  An exhibit at the Fredericksburg Area Museum. 

December 8-9:        Battle of Fredericksburg  Anniversary. A major milestone event.


About John Hennessy

John Hennessy is the Chief Historian (Chief of Interpretation) at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
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