Past Events Endorsed by the RICWSCC

To list an event, please email the following information to rhodeislandcivilwar150@gmail.com:
Organization, Event Title, Date and Time, Location, Event Description, Contact / Web page.

Listed Chronologically

Organization: Friends of Hearthside, Liberty Greys, New England Brigade, Town of Lincoln
Event Title: A Call to Arms: A Re-enactment and Living History Weekend in Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War
Date and Time: September 17-18, 2011
Location: Chase Farm Park, Lincoln, RI
Event Description: Presented by the Friends of Hearthside, Liberty Greys, New England Brigade, and the Town of Lincoln, this weekend-long event features several hundred re-enactors from throughout New England, New York, and as far south as Virginia, in full-scale battles both days portraying "The Battle of Cheat Mountain," civilian camps, sutlers, Civil War Museum exhibit at Hearthside House, appearances and presentations by President Lincoln and Mrs. Lincoln, and lectures including Women's Role in the Civil War, a dramatic reading of the Sullivan Ballou Letter, Book Signing of All for the Union" by Robert Rhodes. An "Inaugural Ball for President Lincoln" with period music, dance callers, and night artillery salute is a feature of the weekend.
Contact: www.hearthsidehouse.org
Organization: Hearthside House Museum
Event Title: Civil War Christmas in the Camp
Date and Time: December 11, 2011
Location: Hearthside House Museum, Lincoln, RI
Event Description: Christmas was quite different for soldiers in their winter camps, as the re-enactors who ahve set up an encampment in the front yard of the Lincoln mansion will show. The strong scent of chestnuts roasting over the open fire greets visitors and a Civil War Santa Claus explains his outfit which is identical to the one portrayed by Thomas Nast in his Harper's Weekly illustrations. The stark difference between the camps and Christmas on the home front in the elaborately decorated mansion is underscored by tours through the museum.
Contact: www.hearthsidehouse.org

Organization: Pettaquamscutt Historical Society
Event Title: Brigadier General Isaac Peace Rodman, Civil War 150
Date and Time: Monday, September 17, 2012, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Opening Reception and Remembrance. Exhibit open until November 17, 2012
Location: Old Washington County Jail, 2636 Kingstown Road, Kingstown, RI 02881
Event Description: PHS aligns with statewide and nationwide initiatives in observing the Civil War Sesquicentennial with an exhibition that draws the observance close to home.  Isaac Peace Rodman was one of six generals who fell at Antietam on September 17, 1862.  A native of Peace Dale, and the highest ranking officer from Rhode Island to die in the Civil War, Rodman’s death left a pall over our small state.  On Monday evening, September 17, 2012, PHS opens a two-month exhibit entitled Brigadier General Isaac Peace Rodman–Civil War 150, to inform museum visitors about the sacrifice of one of our region’s bravest, and finest.  The exhibit will trace the life and sacrifice of Rodman through objects and archives that relate to his childhood, business, and decision to leave home to fight to preserve the Union.  PHS Board member Mark Gardner and director Lori Urso are co-curators.  As part of the program, Civil War historian and author Robert Grandchamp will give a talk in the gallery on Saturday, October 13, at 3 p.m.
Contact: Lori Urso, 401-783-1328

Organization
: Pettaquamscutt Historical Society
Event Title: Gallery Talk and Book Signing by Robert Grandchamp, author of “Rhode Island and the Civil War.”
Date and Time: Saturday, October 13, 2012. Book signing from 2 to 4 p.m., gallery talk at 3 p.m.
Location: Old Washington County Jail, 2636 Kingstown Road, Kingstown, RI 02881
Event Description: Civil War historian and author Robert Grandchamp will give a talk in the gallery in conjunction with the Brigadier General Isaac Peace Rodman exhibit.
Contact: Lori Urso, 401-783-1328 

Organization
: Rhode Island Civil War Round Table
Event Title: Monthly Meeting
Date and Time: 6:30 p.m., October 17, 2012
Location: William Hall Library, 1825 Broad Street, Cranston, RI 02905
Event Description: TBA
Contact: www.ricwrt.com

Organization
: Rhode Island Civil War Round Table
Event Title: Twentieth Annual Dinner Meeting
Date and Time:November 3, 2012, 6 p.m
Location: Varnum Armory, Main and Division Streets, East Greenwich, RI
Event Description: Cocktails, dinner, and presentation. Reservations required. Guest speaker: Gerald J. Prokopowicz of East Carolina University, author and host of Civil War Talk Radio.
Contact: www.ricwrt.com 

Organization
: Rhode Island Civil War Round Table
Event Title: Monthly Meeting
Date and Time: 6:30 p.m., January 16, 2013
Location: William Hall Library, 1825 Broad Street, Cranston, RI 02905
Event Description: Taylor M. Polites of Providence on his book The Rebel Wife.
Contact: www.ricwrt.com 

Organization
: Rhode Island Civil War Round Table
Event Title: Monthly Meeting
Date and Time: 6:30 p.m., February 20, 2013
Location: William Hall Library, 1825 Broad Street, Cranston, RI 02905
Event Description: Christian B. Keller of the U.S. Army War College on “The Savage War.”
Contact: www.ricwrt.com 

Organization
: Rhode Island Civil War Round Table
Event Title: Monthly Meeting
Date and Time: 6:30 p.m., March 20, 2013
Location: William Hall Library, 1825 Broad Street, Cranston, RI 02905
Event Description: Thomas F. Morrissey of CCRI Lincoln on “Origins of Photographic Images from the American Civil War.”
Contact: www.ricwrt.com 
Organization: 14th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery (Colored)
Event Title: An Eagle on Their Buttons
Date and Time: April 30 - May 3, 2013
Location: Lincoln to Woonsocket
Event Description: An Eagle On Their Buttons is a four-day march by the 14th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery (Colored) from Lincoln to Woonsocket. During the march, the 14th will camp at locations along the Blackstone River Valley. Local schools will visit the camps to participate in living history activities. 14th Rhode Island troops will present talks and demonstrations about the uniforms, weapons, and camping gear of the Civil War soldier. School staff and students will learn basic drill maneuvers, play 1860’s style baseball, and sample authentic Civil War food. Troops of the 14th Rhode Island will perform a new dramatic play about Black soldiers. Members of the modern 14th are Met high school students. The founding organization of the 14th R.I.H.A. is Living History.
Contact: For more information on the 14th RI or Living History contact Lt. Rob Goldman at (401) 273-7025. See a poster here 

Organization
: Rhode Island Civil War Round Table
Event Title: Monthly Meeting
Date and Time: 6:30 p.m., May 15, 2013
Location: William Hall Library, 1825 Broad Street, Cranston, RI 02905
Event Description: Kevin Levin of Boston on his book Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War as Murder.
Contact: www.ricwrt.com 

Organization:The Fabre Line Club
Event Title: Rhode Island's Civil War Hospital: Life and Death at Portsmouth Grove, 1862-1865.
Date and Time: Thursday, May 16, 2013: 6:30pm
Location: 200 Allens Avenue (corner of Public Street), 4th floor, Providence, RI – 401-274-1787
Event Description: Frank L. Grzyb (pronounced “GRIB”) will make a second attempt to present his new book about the Civil War Hospital on Aquidneck Island. That well-researched and well-illustrated volume, entitled Rhode Island’s Civil War Hospital: Life and Death at Portsmouth Grove, 1862-1865, provides a local perspective on the interaction between the army and Rhode Island society during the crises of the Civil War. Frank’s book will be available for purchase and signing. Dinner will be served.

SPECIAL NOTE: This talk will be a return effort for Frank. The original presentation was scheduled for April 12 – the date on which the Civil War began with the firing on Fort Sumter. Unfortunately, April 12 was a Friday evening (bad for book talks) and on that date Providence experienced a torrential downpour. We were washed out. Only Frank and the club president were in attendance. Let’s not make this second effort a washout!


Organization
: Battery B 1st RI Light Artillery
Event Title: Gettysburg Gun Ceremony
Date and Time: 11:00 a.m., May 25, 2013
Location: Rhode Island State House
Event Description: On Saturday, May 25th at 11:00 AM, at the Rhode Island State House, a ceremonial program conducted by Battery B 1st RI Light Artillery will he held.  This ceremony will observe the events that led to the creation of the state's most symbolic relic of the American Civil War, the Gettysburg Gun, and honor the men who gave their lives in the process.  The program is free and open to the public and is endorsed by RI Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.

Organization
: 54th Massachusetts Regiment
Event Title: "GLORY!" Boston Civil War 150th Commemoration
Date and Time: May 31- June 2, 2013
Location: Boston Common, Boston, Massachusetts
Event Description: Commemorate the 150th of the Civil War on Boston Common and local historical organizations, with music, lectures, displays from museums, open houses, hear from dignitaries, celebrities, and honored descendents - plus a live reenactment and camp!
Contact: Boston 150th Poster

Organization: New England Institute of Technology Library, East Greenwich Free Library, Battery "B" 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery
Event Title: The American Civil War: Upcoming Library Events to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War
Date and Time: June 12-15, 2013 (see brochure for events and times)
Location: East Greenwich Free Library or New England Institute of Technology East Greenwich Campus (see brochure)
Event Description: New England Institute of Technology and East Greenwich Free Library together host events in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Four commemorative events - including living history and movies! - taking place in East Greenwich from June 12-15, 2013. See brochure for details!
Contact: Brochure (cover) (inside)
Organization
: Rhode Island Civil War Round Table
Event Title: Monthly Meeting
Date and Time: 6:30 p.m., June 19, 2013
Location: William Hall Library, 1825 Broad Street, Cranston, RI 02905
Event Description: Chris Mackowski on “Chancellorsville: Crossroads of Fire.”
Contact: www.ricwrt.com 

Organization
: Rhode Island Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration Commission
Event Title: Monthly Meeting
Date and Time: 4:00 p.m., June 24, 2013
Location: Bourcier Conference Room, Supreme Court, 250 Benefit Street, Providence
Contact: Robin Melfi
Organization: Providence Brigade Band
Event Title: Civil War Brass Bands of 1863
Date and Time: 2:00 p.m., June 23, 2013
Location: Border's Farm, 31 North Road, Foster, RI
Event Description: On Sunday, June 23rd at 2:00 PM, the Providence Brigade Band will present a concert of music arranged for brass band from the Civil War period. The concert will feature original arrangements from that timeframe and will be held at Border's Farm at 31 North Road, Foster, RI. It is free and open to the public and is endorsed by RI Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.

Military bands of the Union and Confederate armies played an important role to the armies and the civilians both North and South. By 1863 the Union had discharged all its regimental bands and replaced them with brigade bands. The replaced musicians returned home and resumed their musical roles in the community. In the South the regimental bands continued their role of musically inspiring, entertaining and consoling southern troops. This program will present the music and the stories and even legends associated with the music and bands, both North and South, of the Civil War.
Contact: www.pbband.org or view this press release for more information.

Organization
: Providence Marine Corps of Artillery, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Newport Artillery Company
Event Title: The Gettysburg Gun Commemoration
Date and Time: 12:45pm to 2:00pm, July 3, 2013
Location:Rhode Island State House lawn, Providence, RI
Event Description: On 3 July 2013, the Rhode Island National Guard, supported by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and the Newport Artillery Company will commemorate sesquicentennial anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the pivotal role played by Rhode Island troops in that tragic battle. The center of this activity will focus on the Gettysburg Gun located in the rotunda of the State Capitol, the state’s most iconic relic of that war, and will recount the legacy of Rhode Island troops who stood their ground at that critical time and who continue to serve in defense of the nation up to the present.

The valor of those troops will be represented by living history reenactors in period correct uniforms serving as a component of an honor guard along with current members of the 103rd Field Artillery in contemporary uniform. These 103rd FA troops are to be serving soldiers from the unit that claims direct decent from the original gunners of Battery B, 1st RI Light Artillery. The story of the event will be recounted, a wreath will be placed on the gun, and the ceremony will be followed by a 13 round artillery salute on the State House lawn.
Contact: RI Sons of Union Veterans Organization: Newport Historical Society
Event Title: Abe Lincoln Speaks
Date/Time: July 4, 2013, 10:00-noon
Location: Old Colony House, Newport, RI
Description: The Newport Historical Society is please to present Dr. Fred Zilian as Abe Lincoln. He will give two presentations:

  • 10:00-10:45: "Abe Lincoln Speaks: My Early Life up to the Presidency." Lecture and Q & A
  • 11:00-11:45: "Abe Lincoln Speaks: My Gettysburg Address: The How and the Why" Lecture and Q & A

Contacts: Newport Historical Society: Ms. Ingrid Peters, ipeters@newporthistorical.org, (O) 401.846.0813; Dr. Fred Zilian, zilianf@aol.com, (C) 401.714.4667. Organization: The Fort Adams Trust
Title: A Tribute to the Battle of Gettysburg
Date/Time: July 26, 2013; 7:00 pm
Location: The Newport Casino Theater, 9 Freebody Street, Newport, RI
Event Description: This will be a combined musical-theatrical production, approximately 90 minutes long. The program will alternate between music from an orchestra, led by Troy Quinn and playing period and other music, and historical scenes Dr. Fred Zilian performs as Abraham Lincoln from the period between the start of the war in the spring 1861 to the Gettysburg Address in November 1863. Chief Justice (Ret.) Frank Williams will serve as the master of ceremonies. Ray Rickman, Providence-based civic leader, will make a guest appearance as Frederick Douglass. Jay Bragan, Head, Performing Arts Department, Portsmouth Abbey School, will direct the show.
Contact: Dr. Fred Zilian: zilianf@aol.com; (C) 401.714.4667.
Website: www.honestaberi.com "Gettysburg Tribute"
Organization: Friends of Hearthside, New England Brigade, the Liberty Greys, Town of Lincoln
Event Title: The Road to Richmond: Civil War Re-enactment and Living History Weekend
Location: Chase Farm Park, Lincoln, RI
Event Description: Full-scale battle scenarios each day, staging the 1863 Battle of Mine Run. Military and civilian camp, sutlers, and a Civil War Ball featuring one of the most renowned Civil War-era bands in the country, the 2nd South Carolina Band. Living history and camp life demonstrations throughout the weekend, a night artillery firing, and a special Civil War exhibit and the role of the railroad during the War effort is on display along with tours by costumed docents at the Hearthside House Museum. Event is presented by the Friends of Hearthside, New England Brigade the Liberty Greys, and the Town of Lincoln.
Contact: www.hearthsidehouse.org

Organization
: Rhode Island Civil War Round Table
Event Title: Monthly Meeting
Date and Time: 6:30 p.m., September 18, 2013
Location: William Hall Library, 1825 Broad Street, Cranston, RI 02905
Event Description: Rev. Bob Macfarlane presents “A Visit from General Chamberlain.”
Contact: www.ricwrt.com 

Organization: Rhode Island Civil War Round Table
Event Title: Monthly Meeting
Date and Time: 6:30 p.m., October 16, 2013
Location: William Hall Library, 1825 Broad Street, Cranston, RI 02905
Event Description: Thom Bassett on “Sherman, Lincoln, and Colored Troops.”
Contact: www.ricwrt.com 

Organization: Rhode Island College
Event Title: Gettysburg Resurrected: new interpretations and memorial practice on the sesquicentennial of the battle
Date and Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., October 17, 2013
Location: Faculty Dining Center, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
Event Description: You are invited to “Gettysburg Resurrected”, the 50th Annual Department of History Symposium at Rhode Island College. Scholars and students will be presenting on a series of topics focusing on the Battle of Gettysburg. Please view the PDF for session descriptions and times.
Contact: For more information, please contact Karl Benziger (kbenziger@ric.edu) or Erik Cristiansen (echristiansen@ric.edu).
Organization
: Rhode Island Civil War Round Table
Event Title: Twenty-first Annual Dinner Meeting
Date and Time: 6:00 p.m., November 2, 2013
Location: Varnum Armory, Main and Division Streets, East Greenwich, RI 02905
Event Description: Stephen Davis of Atlanta, Georgia, on his book "What the Yankees Did to Us."
Contact: www.ricwrt.com 
Organization: Providence City Hall
Event Title: Honoring Our Neighborhood Heroes: The Stories Behind Providence's Commemorative Places
Date and Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m., November 7, 2013
Location: Gallery at Providence City Hall, 25 Dorrance Street, 2nd Floor, Providence, RI
Event Description: City of Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and Providence's City Archives invite you to visit Honoring Our Neighborhood Heroes: The Stories Behind Providence's Commemorative Places, the newest exhibit in the Gallery at City Hall which is on view from November 7th - December 9th with a special opening reception @ Providence City Hall hosted by Mayor Taveras on November 7th from 3pm - 5pm. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Memorial squares, public monuments, schools, and public parks throughout the city are named after local veterans - many who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Honoring Our Neighborhood Heroes: The Stories Behind Providence's Commemorative Places shares the stories of the servicemen honored by these public monuments and memorials. During the opening reception for the exhibit, Mayor Taveras will launch Providence's Veterans Recognition Days. Contact: Event Flyer or http://providenceri.com/ArtCultureTourism/honoring-our-neighborhood-heroes-exhibit-on-view
Organization: Fabre Line Club
Event Title: Hidden History of Rhode Island and the Civil War Book Presentation by Frank L. Grzyb.
Date and Time: 6:30pm, November 14, 2013
Location: Fabre Club, 200 Allens Avenue, Providence, RI
Event Description: Frank L. Grzyb will present his new book Hidden History of Rhode Island and the Civil War at the Fabre Line Club on Thursday, November 14 th at 6:30 p.m. As the smallest state to defend the Union and one far from the battlefront, Rhode Island's stories of the Civil War are often overlooked. From Brown University's John M. Hay, later to become Lincoln's assistant secretary, to the city of Newport's role as the temporary headquarters for the U.S. Naval Academy, the Civil War history of the Ocean State is a fascinating if little-known tale. The state also contributed several high-ranking officers to the Union effort and, more surprisingly, two prominent officers to the Confederacy. Remarkably, Kady Southwell Brownell openly served as a soldier in a Rhode Island infantry regiment. Join author Frank L. Grzyb as he investigates Rhode Island's rich Civil War history and unearths century-old stories that have since faded into obscurity.
Our speaker, Frank Grzyb is a decorated combat veteran and the author of three previous books: including Rhode Island's Civil War Hospital, our well-received program last May. His book will be available for purchase and signing following the program.
Organization: Rhode Island Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
Event Title: The Rhode Island Home Front During the Civil War Era Book Signing
Date and Time: 6:00pm, December 4, 2013
Location: Fabre Club, 200 Allens Avenue (Conley's Wharf Bldg.), Providence, RI
Event Description: Come join us at the official book launch of The Rhode Island Home Front During the Civil War Era – a collaborative effort by Chief Justice (ret.) Frank Williams and Chairman of the Rhode Island Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, along with co-authors, University of Rhode Island Professor Maury Klein; Roger Williams University Professor Jim Tackach; Naval War College Professor Mac Owens and Patrick T. Conley, Esq. The authors will be on hand this evening to sign and discuss the book.

Organization: Providence Public Library
Event Title: Gettysburg's Unknown Soldier with author, Mark H. Dunkelman
Date and Time: 7:00pm, December 12, 2013
Location: Providence Public Library (Meeting Room, 3rd Floor), Providence, RI
Event Description: Come join us for the introduction of Gettysburg's Unknown Soldier, which relates one of the best known human interest stories to emerge from the battle, telling how a dead Union soldier was identified by means of the photograph of his three children he clutched in his hand as he died. The incident caused widespread publicity throughout the North and inspired a flood of prose, poetry, and song.
Link: Full program schedule and details can be found at www.provlib.org/lincoln-constitution-and-civil-war-exhibit-programs
Please click here for a PDF Flyer about the event

Organization: Rhode Island Civil War Round Table
Event Title: Monthly Meeting
Date and Time: 6:30 p.m., January 15, 2014
Location: William Hall Library, 1825 Broad Street, Cranston, RI 02905
Event Description: RICWRT member Les Rolston of Warwick on his book Home of the Brave.
Contact: www.ricwrt.com 

Organization: The Newport Historical Society
Event Title: Hidden History of Rhode Island and the Civil War
Date and Time: 5:30 p.m., February 6, 2014
Location: Colony House, Washington Square, Newport, RI
Event Description: The smallest state to defend the Union and one far from the battlefront, Rhode Island’s stories of the Civil War are often overlooked. The Newport Historical Society will host the lecture Hidden History of Rhode Island and the Civil War with author Frank Grzyb to discuss some of these stories on February 6, 2014 at 5:30pm.
Civil War tales from the Ocean State are fascinating if little-known, from the city of Newport’s role as the temporary headquarters for the U.S. Naval Academy to a female openly serviing as a soldier in a Rhode Island infantry regiment. Few realize that John Wilkes Booth visited Newport to meet his supposed fiancée just nine days before he assassinated President Lincoln. The state also contributed several high-ranking officers to the Union effort and, more surprisingly, two prominent officers to the Confederacy. Frank L. Grzyb will investigate Rhode Island’s rich Civil War history during this talk.
Contact: Admission costs $5 per person, $1 for NHS members. Please RSVP to 401-841-8770.

Organization: Rhode Island Civil War Round Table
Event Title: Monthly Meeting
Date and Time: 6:30 p.m., February 19, 2014
Location: William Hall Library, 1825 Broad Street, Cranston, RI 02905
Event Description: Megan Kate Nelson of Harvard University on her book Ruin Nation: Destruction and the American Civil War.
Contact: www.ricwrt.com 

Organization: Rhode Island Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration Commission
Event Title: Civil War 150 National Traveling Exhibition
Date and Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from March 3 to March 21, 2014
Location: Rhode Island State House, Providence, RI
Event Description: The Rhode Island Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration Commission is pleased to announce that the Rhode Island State House will host Civil War 150, a national traveling exhibition developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute in partnership with The Library of America, this exhibition was made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The exhibition is part of Civil War 150: Exploring the War and Its Meaning through the Words of Those Who Lived It, a major three-year project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The project is centered on the four-volume Library of America series "The Civil War Told by Those Who Lived It".
Contact: For a press release, click here. For photos and details about the event, go to this page.

Organization: TseTse Gallery RI and the VETS
Event Title: Civil War Beat
Date and Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., March 18, 2014
Location: The VETS, Providence, RI
Event Description: Professional composers, choreographers, dancers, vocalists and educators have united in bringing forth the lessons of Civil War History. These talented artists have creatively interpreted through lyrics, voice and dance the themes presented in a traveling exhibit, Civil War 150, which is currently on display at the RI State House. Themed performances include: The Nation Divides; The Union is Dissolved; The Cruel War; Turning Points; and The Price of Victory (1864-1865).
Contact: TseTse Gallery RI on Facebook. For photos and details about the event, go to this page.

Organization: Rhode Island Civil War Round Table
Event Title: Monthly Meeting
Date and Time: 6:30 p.m., March 19, 2014
Location: William Hall Library, 1825 Broad Street, Cranston, RI 02905
Event Description: Kevin Levin, author of the Civil War Memory blog, on Black Confederates.
Contact: www.ricwrt.com 

Organization: Rhode Island Civil War Round Table
Event Title: Monthly Meeting
Date and Time: 6:30 p.m., April 16, 2014
Location: William Hall Library, 1825 Broad Street, Cranston, RI 02905
Event Description: RICWRT member Frank Grzyb of Portsmouth on his book Hidden History of Rhode Island and the Civil War.
Contact: www.ricwrt.com 
Organization: Lincoln Forum, Ulysses S. Grant Association and Presidential Library
Event Title:The Civil War 150 years later aboard the Grand American Queen: from New Orleans to Memphis
Date and Time: May 9-17, 2014
Location: Travel along the Mississippi River from New Orleans, LA, to Memphis, TN
Event Description:The Lincoln Forum and the Ulysses S. Grant Association and Presidential Library at Mississippi State University are pleased to co-host, yet again, with Forum member Charlene Corris of Custom Travel Concepts, a Civil War and Abraham Lincoln cruise aboard the beautiful steamer, American Queen. Historian guides John F. Marszalek and Frank J. Williams, with Lincoln interpreter George Buss, will provide lectures and discussions as the steamboat travels from New Orleans to Memphis, visiting Vicksburg, St. Francisville, Natchez and Helena. As an additional treat, Virginia Williams will present her illustrated lecture on “ A Trip to the Outback?”
See this flyer for an agenda and more exciting details!
Contact: For Details and Reservations: Charlene Corris, Custom Travel Concepts via phone toll-free: 866-956-4440, or email: histours@aol.com

Organization: Rhode Island Civil War Round Table
Event Title: Monthly Meeting
Date and Time: 6:30 p.m., May 21, 2014
Location: William Hall Library, 1825 Broad Street, Cranston, RI 02905
Event Description: RICWRT member Bob Carlson of Danielson, CT, on Sharpshooter Weapons of the Civil War.
Contact: www.ricwrt.com 

Organization: Rhode Island Civil War Round Table
Event Title: Monthly Meeting
Date and Time: 6:30 p.m., June 18, 2014
Location: William Hall Library, 1825 Broad Street, Cranston, RI 02905
Event Description: Charles C. Cox III of Lincoln on Two Families and a Gorham Pitcher.
Contact: www.ricwrt.com 

Organization: Endorsed by many Civil War organizations
Event Title: Tribute to Elisha Hunt Rhodes
Date and Time: 11:00am, July 19, 2014 (it is requested that guests arrive no earlier than 10:00am)
Location: The Rhodes Burial Plot, Swan Point Cemetery, Blackstone Blvd., Providence, RI 02906
Event Description: This event is held in honor of Brigadier General Elisha Hunt Rhodes of the 2nd Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry who later served as the Adjutant General of Rhode Island. His war diaries provided much of the inspiration for Ken Burns' Civil War TV documentary in the 1990s.
Contact: Mr Brian Guiot, 401-823-7499

Organization: Rhode Island Civil War Round Table
Event Title: Monthly Meeting
Date and Time: 6:30 p.m., September 17, 2014
Location: William Hall Library, 1825 Broad Street, Cranston, RI 02905
Event Description: RICWRT member Paul Bourget of Woonsocket as Brigadier General George Sears Greene.
Contact: www.ricwrt.com 

Organization: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University
Event Title: What They Wrote, What They Saved: The Personal Civil War
Date and Time: 4:30pm, October 15, 2014
Location: Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Event Description: Drew Gilpin Faust, the president of Harvard University and a historian of the Civil War and the American South, will deliver remarks in connection with the opening of the Schlesinger Library's exhibition. She is the Lincoln Professor of History in Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
The exhibition features diaries, letters, and firsthand accounts from four years of Civil War that offer intimate glimpses into the lives of men and women affected by the strife. The words were written in parlors, hospitals, and schoolrooms; around campfires and on tossing ships; to and from mothers, brothers, and sweethearts, teachers, soldiers, and sailors.
These 19th-century documents, photographs, artifacts, and books from the library’s holdings—most of which focus on Northern, white, middle-class families—speak of love, courage, ambition, humor, insecurities, and dreams. They profoundly demonstrate the reservoirs of strength and the commitment of the men who fought in battles and women who aided the war effort—and of those at home who loved them.
Contact: Free and open to the public. Click here for more information
Organization: Rhode Island Civil War Round Table
Event Title: Monthly Meeting
Date and Time: 6:30 p.m., October 15, 2014
Location: William Hall Library, 1825 Broad Street, Cranston, RI 02905
Event Description: Rob Goldman and the 14th R.I. Heavy Artillery Living History.
Contact: www.ricwrt.com 

Organization: The Providence Marine Corps of Artillery and the Rhode Island National Guard
Date and Time: April 9, 2015 at 7:00pm
Location: The Old Arsenal, 176 Benefit Street, Providence, RI
Event Description: The Providence Marine Corps of Artillery and the Rhode Island National Guard will be hosting a program commemorating the end of the Civil War. Featured speakers are Justice Frank Williams and author Robert Grandchamp. The event is free and open to the public.

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Organization, Event Title, Date and Time, Location, Event Description, Contact / Web page.

 

 

Abraham Lincoln and the Fort Adams Trust present
A Tribute to the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln
Friday, April 17, 2015 from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro Street, Newport, RI

To finish the Civil War Sesquicentennial, please join us for a musical-theatrical commemoration in which we honor the valor and devotion of all soldiers who fought in this epic struggle which launched our country into a new era. You will witness scenes from my presidency, including the fateful meeting with my cabinet in September, 1862, when I announced the Emancipation Proclamation, and also the reading of the Gettysburg Address.
You will hear a 46-piece orchestra play period and other music selections including Variations on a Shaker Theme by Aaron Copland, selections from the films Gettysburg and Lincoln by John Williams, and America the Beautiful.
Yours, sincerely,
A. Lincoln

For more information, click here
or contact Fred Zilian (zilianf@aol.com).
For tickets, go to www.janepickens.com.

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