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ECW Weekender: Historic Holiday Events In Prince William County

What historic sites in your area are hosting Civil War Christmas Events? We’d love to hear about them in the comments. Our friends in Prince William County are hosting Civil War Christmas Events at two of their historic sites. Check … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: The Places We Return

This weekender is a little different…. Instead of sharing somewhere new to visit, let’s reflect on our favorite places to return to.

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ECW Weekender: Museum at Gateway Arch

The St. Louis Arch is an iconic monument and symbol in the United States, a celebration of frontiers, vision, and courage. But as I entered the museum (which is located underground, below the arch itself), I wondered what type of … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Historic Alexandria

Earlier this autumn, I had the opportunity to spend a few hours walking around historic downtown Alexandria, Virginia. I definitely did not have enough time to explore and plan to go back to explore Civil War history more specifically. As … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Mary Todd Lincoln House (from the archives)

If you follow Civil War related anniversaries on social media, you may have seen the reminder earlier this week marked the anniversary of Abraham and Mary Lincoln’s wedding on November 4, 1842. Here are two 1840’s photos of Abraham Lincoln … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender – Civil War History in the Pacific Northwest: San Juan Island

It was a stifling day as Asha and I walked the trail leading to American Camp. Despite the warm weather, we had a wonderful view from the southern point of San Juan Island. It’s hard to believe that this quaint … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: John Brown Museum in Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park offers a plethora of historical narratives through the old buildings, markers, and interpretive tools. From Colonial and Federalist Eras to Lewis and Clark to Civil War and beyond, this historic town offers a lot to … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender – Civil War History in the Pacific Northwest: The Pickett House

When my wife Asha and I pulled up to the Pickett House, we didn’t know what to expect. I scheduled an 11:00 a.m. tour of the museum and national historic site with Edradine Hovde, vice-president of Whatcom Chapter No. 5 … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: High Ground Park (Fort Higley)

Have you heard of High Ground Park in Knoxville, Tennessee? You’ll definitely want to add it to your list of must-see Civil War site near that city. It’s a well-preserved and interpreted tract of thirty-nine acres which also serves as … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Virginia Museum of the Civil War

Thinking of making a trip in the autumn season to see the fall colors in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley? Consider add a stop at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War in New Market. Located on a key portion of New … Continue reading

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