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African American Cultural & Heritage Festival

The African American Heritage Festival is held the 3rd Saturday in August. Locations are downtown Charles Town, Wright Denny Elementary, and alternative school grounds at Avis and Lawrence Street. This event showcases the history and talent of the African American community in Jefferson County, with vendors, a parade, and live entertainment

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Ft. Ward

Ft. Ward Living History Camp

Reenactors from the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. B., and the 23rd U.S.C.T. will stage a military encampment that portrays the history, training and soldier life of African American units associated with the Civil War Defenses of Washington. Visitors will learn about the role of the U.S.C.T. in the Union

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DC Emancipation Day

Parade, Concert & Fireworks The DC Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862 ended slavery in Washington, DC, freed 3,100 individuals, reimbursed those who had legally owned them and offered the newly freed women and men money to emigrate. It is this legislation, and the courage and struggle of those who fought

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Hinsonville's Heroes

Launch Ceremony for “Hinsonville’s Heroes”

Walls descendants and members of the Lincoln University community will gather on Sunday, February 18 at 4 pm for a launch ceremony for “Hinsonville’s Heroes” at Mary Dod Chapel on Lincoln’s campus, a short distance from Hosanna where 10 of the 18 men from the village are buried, including 2

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Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Jubilee

In honor of Black History Month and the 200th celebration of Frederick Douglass’ birth, join many of Baltimore’s most exciting attractions for an afternoon of FREE performances and interactive family-friendly activities.

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John Brown Farm House

Open House at John Brown’s Farm

The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment will be doing a living history with tents and other camp gear. We will be camped directly in front of the house. There will also be house tours, live country blues, food and fun for all ages. On July 3, 1859, infamous abolitionist John

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Theodore Roosevelt’s Birthday Celebration

Help us celebrate the 159th birthday of our 26th president with an afternoon of activities designed to appeal to the young—or young at heart—in all of us. Drop in for birthday treats and hands-on activities in the memorial plaza on Theodore Roosevelt Island. Members of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

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Hampton Roads Commemoration

Battle of Hampton Roads Commemoration

On March 8, 1862, the CSS Virginia entered the waters of Hampton Roads and destroyed the USS Cumberland and the USS Congress in a battle that showed the supremacy of iron over wood. The following day the Union ironclad Monitor met the Virginia in a battle, which, though fought to

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