SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AT
THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES

Check out the National Archives' Calendar for a full listing of events
across the United States.

"DISCOVERING THE CIVIL WAR" EXHIBITION:
February 13, 2013-September 2, 2013
Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120


WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 11AM
Room G-25, Research Center (Penn. Ave. Entrance)
"Beyond the Basics" Genealogy: Civil War Courts-Martial

Increase your archival research skills at the National Archives with a lecture on Civil War court-martial records by archives specialist Timothy Syzek (all skill levels welcome).


FRIDAY, MAY 17, NOON
William G. McGowan Theater
Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Freedmen who fled from slavery during and after the Civil War did not expect that their flight toward freedom would lead to sickness, disease, and death. As Jim Downs reveals in Sick from Freedom, the war produced the largest biological crisis of the 19th century. A book signing will follow the program.


THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 7PM
William G. McGowan Theater
An Evening with John Lewis

Often called "one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced," John Lewis has dedicated his life to protecting human rights and securing civil liberties. NPR correspondent and Peabody Award winner Scott Simon talks with Lewis about his service to the nation. Congressman Lewis will sign copies of the commemorative edition of the Emancipation Proclamation, which includes a message from the Congressman. Seating will be limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.


TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 11AM
Room G-25, Research Center (Penn. Ave. Entrance)
Pickett's Charge

On the 150th anniversary of Pickett's Charge, program analyst Robert Tringali discusses the infantry assault by Robert E. Lee on the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg.


JUNE 18-JULY 15
Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom
"Home of a Rebel Sharpshooter" and "A Sharpshooter's Last Sleep"

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the National Archives will display two vintage albumen photographs by Alexander Gardner. The two photographs, "Home of a Rebel Sharpshooter," and "A Sharpshooter's Last Sleep," were taken shortly after the battle and were part of Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the War (1866).


TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 11AM
Room G-25, Research Center (Penn. Ave. Entrance)
The U.S. Military Railroad during the Civil War

David Pfeiffer, archivist, discusses records relating to the U.S. military railroad during the Civil War. His talk is based on his Prologue magazine article "Working Magic with Cornstalks and Beanpoles."
This program will be repeated on Thursday, June 27, at 11am in Lecture Room B at the National Archives at College Park, MD.


THURSDAY, JULY 11, NOON
William G. McGowan Theater
Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey

Author Peter Carlson will discuss his book, Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey. A book signing follows the program.


TUESDAY, JULY 16, NOON
William G. McGowan Theater
The Battle Hymn of the Republic: A Biography of the Song That Marches On

Authors John Stauffer and Benjamin Soskis will discuss their book, The Battle Hymn of the Republic: A Biography of the Song That Marches On. A book signing follows the program.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 7PM
William G. McGowan Theater
Let Freedom Ring: Stanley Tretick's Iconic Images of the March on Washington

Author Kitty Kelley discusses her book, Let Freedom Ring: Stanley Tretick's Iconic Images of the March on Washington. A book signing follows the program.

 

The 150th anniversary celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation is presented in part by the Verizon Foundation.

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