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ECW Weekender: Abraham Lincoln Exhibits at the Smithsonian (Virtually)

I think I just discovered a rabbit hole. I am so excited to find a grand selection of online exhibitions from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History! There are a handful with a Civil War focus, and I’ll be … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Trans-Mississippi Theater Virtual Museum

It’s not the same as getting to visit a museum in person, but if you’re anxious to see and explore some artifacts and displays, take a virtual museum tour this weekend! The Trans-Mississippi Theater Virtual Museum—a collaborative project between Wilson … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Monocacy Battlefield (Virtually)

Hey, we’re keeping an eye on the official announcements, and we’re getting closer to being able to get back to exploring more historic sites in person! But we thought we’d keep it “virtual” for another week or so and spotlight … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Touring Shiloh Battlefield (Virtually)

Wishing to go to a battlefield where General Grant fought after the History Channel’s series earlier this week? How about a two-hour tour with NPS Ranger Stacy Allen at Shioh Battlefield? Good news! You can catch a tour without ever … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Touring (Virtually) Three Plantations with National Trust for Historic Preservation

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has been crafting virtual tours of sites across the country and the one they released recently has information and photographs of three plantations. “Take a trip” without leaving home (or the air-conditioning)!

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ECW Weekender: U.S.S. Cairo at Vicksburg (Virtually)

Let’s head into the Civil War’s western theater from the safety of our digital devices this weekend! Vicksburg National Military Park has created a virtual tour of the USS Cairo, completely with a close up examination of the history and … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Touring Ford’s Theatre (Virtually)

Like so many historic sites, Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. is closed for guest and staff safety, with stage performances postponed. However, on this historic week when President Lincoln went to that theater one final time 155 years ago, we … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: An Irish Brigade Hike at Antietam

For St. Patrick’s Day weekend, there is hardly a better connection to this holiday and the Civil War than the famous Irish Brigade. The story of this brigade has been told countless times and numerous works cover the annals of … Continue reading

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