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ECW Weekender: Fort Scott, Kansas (Virtually)

(Click here to go straight to the Virtual Tour) Fort Scott, established in 1842, was a frontier military outpost in Kansas, and it was garrisoned by the U.S. Army through 1853. In 1855, local settlers were allowed to purchase the … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Facebook LIVE Along the North Anna

Join ECW historians Bert Dunkerly and Chris Mackowski for a Facebook LIVE history chat from the Jericho Mills battlefield along the North Anna River. Bert is a ranger with Richmond National Battlefield, which is hosting the event, and ECW has … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Madison Cemetery Tour (Virtual)

This year Wisconsin Veteran Museum presents its 22nd Talking Spirits Cemetery Tour. In past years, the way to experience these stories was through an in-person exploration of the Madison’s Forest Hill Cemetery. But…now you can enter the graveyard and see … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Tom’s Brook “Battlefield”

“There’s nothing to see at Tom’s Brook,” my battlefield buddy told me. “Well, I know there aren’t monument and markers, but I have book with a driving tour so we can see some of the battleground. Let’s just see what … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Mark Twain’s Home Library (Virtually)

This week I’ve been trying to find some virtual tours of home libraries from the 19th Century. While Mark Twain’s connection to the Civil War is loose (he headed for Nevada Territory in 1861), his post-war friendship with Ulysses S. … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Belle Isle State Park (on the Rappahannock)

Mention Belle Isle to a Civil War buff and images of the prison camp on the island near Richmond will probably come to mind. But…over Labor Day weekend I took a drive along the Rappahannock River to find a different … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Virginia Museum of the Civil War’s Art Gallery

I enjoy visiting art museums and galleries, especially if historical art is displayed! The Virginia Civil War Museum at New Market has The Robert Raeburn, VMI 1951, Civil War Art Gallery—a splendid collection of unique Civil War art, including some … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: More Civil War Exhibits At The Smithsonian (Virtually)

A couple weeks ago, the weekender post highlighted some online exhibits from the Smithsonian American History Museum related to Lincoln’s life and legacy. Here are a few more virtual exhibits related to the Civil War to explore new technology for … 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: Online Lectures from the Jacob Rohrbach Inn

The Jacob Rohrbach Inn in Sharpsburg, Maryland, hosts an annual summer lecture series, and this year has not been an exception. Just recently, they have started the option of gathering safely in person for the outdoor presentations, but for those … Continue reading

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