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Civil War Calendar
Upcoming Education Events
- May 15-17, 2015: Washington, DC-- Grand Review Parade and associated events in Washington. Living history camp at Garrison Elementary School. 1200 S St NW, Friday-Sunday. Civil War to Civil Rights workshops at the African American Civil War Museum Friday-Saturday. The Grand Review Parade noon-4 pm on Pennsylvania Avenue.
- May 16, 2015: Tennessee -- Bike ride, “Orchard Knob,” begins at the Orchard Knob Elementary School in Chattanooga to the NPS reservation. Bike reservations available. 9:30-11:30 am. Free.
- May 16, 2015: Virgina-- Anniversary walking tour, “Bloody Angle,” on the Spotsylvania battlefield near Fredericksburg. 4-5:30 pm. Free.
- May 16, 2015: Louisiana--Living history, “The Fall of the Rebellion,” at the Mansfield State Historic Site in Mansfield. Recreates the attempted consolidation of Confederates in Shreveport and the final surrender in the Trans-Mississippi. 10 am-4 pm. Free with site admission. 318-872-1474.