Surratt House Museum CALENDAR
January – December 2013
Between the Lines: Southern Maryland in the Civil War An Exhibition
Mid-Summer Open House
F EBRUARY 1– D ECEMBER 15 W EDNESDAYS –F RIDAYS , 11 AM – 3 PM S ATURDAYS & S UNDAYS , 12 NOON – 4
History can be cool — especially in an airconditioned museum! Enjoy FREE guided tours of this Civil War home and learn of its role in American history. No reservations required.
S ATURDAY & S UNDAY, J ULY 13 & 14, 12 NOON – 4 PM
Surratt House commemorates the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War with an exhibit on what life was like for the inhabitants of Southern Maryland as they were under Union occupation during the period of 1861-1865. Regular tour admission price. No reservations required.
FRIDAY–SUNDAY, MARCH 15–17
S ATURDAY, A UGUST 17, 4
John Wilkes Booth
150 years later and the Battle of Gettysburg is still taught for its military tactics and still considered the turning point of the Civil War. Join us as we gain a clear understanding of the lasting impact of this single battle. Guest speaker is Dr. Bradley Gottfried, President of the College of Southern Maryland and well-known Civil War scholar and author. Free. Arrive early. Limited seating
John Wilkes Booth Escape Route Tours S ATURDAYS , S EPTEMBER 7, 14, 21 & 28, 7:30
Histories of the UGRR have spawned numerous myths and legends that figure prominently in our individual and collective memories. Join us as noted author Kate Clifford Larson regales us with the myths, legends, and real stories of the UGRR! Free. Very limited seating. One show only!
The Jubilee Voices S ATURDAY, O CTOBER 5, 4
Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation S ATURDAY, M AY 18, 4
Join us as President Abraham Lincoln discusses the trials and tribulations behind writing the Emancipation Proclamation. Come see Mr. James Getty portray our most revered president, Abraham Lincoln. Free. Arrive early. Limited seating
The Campaign for Vicksburg 150 Years Later S ATURDAY, J UNE 29, 4
The campaign for the Confederate citadel at Vicksburg in the spring and summer of 1863 was, along with Gettysburg, a crucial turning point in the American Civil War. It was a campaign to control the Mississippi River that featured personalities such as Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman and David Dixon Porter on the Union side, and Jefferson Davis, Joseph E. Johnston, and John C. Pemberton on the Confederate side. Noted historian and professor emeritus at the U.S. Naval Academy, Craig Symonds, will discuss the long siege of this critical city. Free. Arrive early. Limited seating.
Welcome the Washington Revels Jubilee Voices as they preserve African American history and traditions through the songs and stories of struggle and perseverance, trials and triumphs. Free. Arrive early. Limited seating
AM – 7:30 PM
Follow the trail of President Lincoln’s assassin from Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. to his death near Port Royal, Virginia. Relax and enjoy the history and scenery on this 12-hour, fully narrated bus tour. Reservation and payment required in advance. Cost: $85/person.
AM – 7:30 PM
Follow the trail of President Lincoln’s assassin from Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. to his death near Port Royal, Virginia. Relax and enjoy the history and scenery on this 12-hour, fully narrated bus tour. Reservation and payment required in advance. Cost: $85/person
John Wilkes Booth Escape Route Tours S ATURDAYS , A PRIL 13, 20, 27 & M AY 4, 7:30
NOON – 4 PM
The Battle of Gettysburg Revisited
Myths, Mysteries, and True Histories of the Underground Railroad S ATURDAY, M ARCH 23, 4
S ATURDAY, J ULY 13, 12
What does the Emancipation Proclamation mean to me in 2013? Students are invited to submit original artwork creations based on this theme. Judging and displays to be held in museum’s public meeting room. Call the museum after January 1 for further details about entering this competition —301-868-1121.
Fourteenth Annual Symposium The Lincoln Assassination: More Will Be Revealed Scholars explore little known aspects of the assassination from the standpoint of new information on conspirators and collateral personalities, medical angles, weapons and ballistics, and more. Also included are off-site bus tours and a dinner program. Reservation and payment required in advance. Cost: $170/person—bus tours priced separately.
The Art of History (Art Competition)
Photo courtesy of Washington Revels & Oakley Cabin, Olney, Maryland
Hollywood and the Civil War: Glory S ATURDAY, N OVEMBER 9, 6
Released in 1989, Glory is based on the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first formal unit of the US Army to be made up entirely of African American soldiers. Their story is told from the point of view of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, its commanding officer during the American Civil War. Free. Arrive early. Limited seating
The Legend of Civil War Santa S ATURDAY, D ECEMBER 14, 12
NOON –4 PM
Want to meet Santa…Civil War Santa, that is? Join us as Santa (aka Kevin Rawlings) delights us all with tales from the ages. Tour the decorated historic house and join us in getting ready for the holiday season. Regular tour admission price.
NOTE: Surratt House will be closed January 2013 for maintenance.
SURRATT HOUSE MUSEUM ★ 9118 BRANDYWINE ROAD ★ CLINTON, MD 20735 ★ 301-868-1121; TTY 301-699-2544 ★