Category Archives: ECW Weekender

ECW Weekender: History at Sunset at FredSpot

Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park has brought back its popular “History at Sunset” programs for the late summer and early fall. Unlike in past years, the programs are NOT all on Friday evenings. Also, they’ll run bi-weekly instead of … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: A Few Videos from Mobile, Alabama

A few ECW members were recently in Mobile, Alabama, and Chris Mackowski made some videos along the way. Here are three of the recently released clips from his adventures: E.R.S. Canby – A Brief Appreciation

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ECW Weekender: Bienville Square in Mobile, Alabama

This week a work event took me to Mobile, Alabama, and one hot, humid morning, I took a an early walk through some of the historic streets. Bienville Square caught my eye, and I decided to investigate. Turns out the … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Monocacy National Battlefield

Located just outside the sprawling development around Frederick, Maryland is the green space of Monocacy National Battlefield. Though the park was the site of what could be considered a small engagement in the scale of the war in the east, … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Fashion Archives & Museum of Shippensburg University

Located about 10 miles north of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Shippensburg University boasts a Fashion Archive and Museum with a fine collection of historical garments. The collection contains approximately 15,000 items worn or used by men, women, and children and ranging from … Continue reading

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Weekender: Gettysburg 159th

It’s the 159th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg this weekend. If you can’t be there yourself but wish you could be, the American Battlefield Trust is offering the next best thing: live videos all weekend long. Watch along here … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Lavender at Cross Keys Battlefield?

It’s one of those places that I’ve always driven by in a rush (or couldn’t persuade my fellow battlefield explorers to stop). Off Route 276 and just about half a mile from the left turn to the Cross Keys Ruritan … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: York County History Center

Recently, a project at my real job took me to York, Pennsylvania, and when I finished my task, I had a about 90 to spare before I wanted to get on the road to home. Since it was rainy, I … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Don’t Miss The Sunset

I hope wherever you live there are beautiful sunsets, and in the summer season, twilights can be especially spectacular. So why talk about summer sunsets on a history blog? Can I tell you a story first? I promise there is … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Belle Isle Prison Camp

In the days when I worked in retail, I took a variety of history books to the breakroom. Reading was an escape during my lunch break, but I’m not sure my coworkers always approved of my “light reading.” One of … Continue reading

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