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Upcoming area Civil War events – Feb. 2011

Gettysburg photo courtesy of Becky Sterbank. Used by written permission.

Feb. 5 – Lecture, “Gettysburg Viewed Through a Kaleidoscope of Historical Lenses,” at the Gettysburg National Military Park visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. www.nps.gov/gett or call 717-334-1124 extension 8023.
Feb. 6 – Lecture, “Pursuing a Course Unwise, Fanatical, and Disorganizing: Harrisburg’s Anti-Slavery Activists,” George F. Nagel, Camp Curtin CWRT, 2 p.m. Camp Curtin Memorial-Mitchel United Methodist Church, 2221 N. Sixth Street, Harrisburg. http://www.campcurtin.org/index.html
Feb. 6 – Lecture, “Civil War Voices from York County: Remembering the Rebellion,” Scott L. Mingus, Sr., The South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Historical Society Museum, 250 E Market Street, York, Pa., 2:15 p.m.
Feb. 8 – Lecture, “‘One of the most cowardly and disgraceful acts’: The Destruction of the Norfolk Navy Yard,” at the Gettysburg National Military Park visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. www.nps.gov/gett or call 717-334-1124 extension 8023.
Feb. 10 – Lecture, “First to Fall: The Life and Death of George Washington Sandoe,” Deb McCauslin, Lancaster CWRT, 651 Kissel Hill Road in Lititz, 7:00 pm
Feb. 12 – Lecture, “1861: Fort Sumter,” at the Gettysburg National Military Park visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. www.nps.gov/gett or call 717-334-1124 extension 8023.
Feb. 13 – Civil War Dance Class at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 2-4 pm. Free for class (fee charged for gallery visits). Reservations required, email civilwardance@verizon.net. www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org.
Feb. 16 – Lecture, “Pursuing a Course Unwise, Fanatical, and Disorganizing: Harrisburg’s Anti-Slavery Activists,” George F. Nagel, York CWRT, at the York County Heritage Trust, 250 E. Market Street, York. 7 p.m. /cannonball/york-cwrt.html
Feb. 19 – Lecture, “1861: Was the Civil War Avoidable,” at the Gettysburg National Military Park visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. www.nps.gov/gett or call 717-334-1124 extension 8023.
Feb. 19 – Community Free Day at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. All visitors free. 10 am-4 pm. www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org.
Feb. 22 – Living history, “Lincoln Comes to Harrisburg,” at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, part of the NPS Inaugural Journey program. 1 pm. www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org.
Feb. 24 – Lecture, “Mary Todd Lincoln,” Melissa Rabinsky, Gettysburg CWRT, GAR Building, 53 East Middle Street. Gettysburg, 7 p.m. http://www.cwrtgettysburg.org/
Feb. 25 – Lecture, “Lightning in the Storm: The Battle of Chantilly,” Jack Thomas, Harrisburg CWRT, Radisson Penn Harris Hotel & Convention Center, Camp Hill, PA, Camp Hill Bypass @ Routes 11&15. /cannonball/2011/01/battle-of-chantilly-at-februar.html
Feb. 26 – Lecture, “Dan Sickles: The Colorful and Controversial Commander of Gettysburg,” at the Gettysburg National Military Park visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. www.nps.gov/gett or call 717-334-1124 extension 8023.
Feb. 26 – “An Evening with the Painting,” special look at the Cyclorama at the Gettysburg National Military Park visitor center. 5-6:30 pm. $30. Reservations: 877-874-2478 or www.gettysburgfoundation.org.
Feb. 27 – Lecture, “‘Most everything blown up’: Cushing’s Battery at Gettysburg,” at the Gettysburg National Military Park visitor center. 1:30 pm. Free. www.nps.gov/gett or call 717-334-1124 extension 8023.
Date TBD – Book signing – Scott L. Mingus, Flames Beyond Gettysburg, 2nd edition, at the York Emporium on Market Street in York. Details forthcoming.
Some information courtesy of the National Park Service and the Civil War Traveler.