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Civil War Comes to Rockville
Heritage Montgomery's 16th Annual Heritage Days weekend presents:
THE CIVIL WAR COMES TO ROCKVILLE - Saturday, June 29th
A full day of free, family activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of Confederate General J.E.B Stuart's march into town on his way to Gettysburg.
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103 W. Montgomery Avenue
11am to 5pm: Montgomery County Historical Society will have reenactments of Civil War camp life, including historic reenactors and craft demonstrations. Dr. Stonestreet, a Civil War-era surgeon will hold "office hours."
11am to 2pm: Songs, stories, mummers' plays and crafts for kids, provided by Washington Revels. Meet historic personae Abraham Lincoln, his secretary, John Nicolay, and Ann Maria Weems, an enslaved girl who expaced to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Join in a Family Sing at 12noon with Bruce Hutton and the Roustabout String Band.
2pm: Federal City Brass Band Concert
29 Courthouse Square
Peerless Rockville presents three lectures:
10am: Changing America, John W. Franklin, National Museum of African American History & Culture
12noon: Emancipation Proclamation at 150, Scott Ackerman, President Lincoln’s Cottage. Cameo performance by Washington Revels Jubilee Voices
2pm: J.E.B. Stuart’s ‘Wild Ride’ through Montgomery County, June 1863, Robert C. Plumb, Historian
107 S. Washington Street
11am and 1pm: Concerts by Washington Revels Heritage Voices, Jubilee Voices, and Roustabout String Band
E. Montgomery and Maryland Avenues
3pm: Reenactment of the June 28, 1863 arrival of J.E.B. Stuart in Rockville. Follow Stuart from Courthouse Square to Christ Episcopal Church to Beall-Dawson Park, as he rounds up Union-sympathizing citizens.
4pm: Federal City Brass Band Concert
10:30am and 5:30pm: Civil War/Underground Railroad Walking Tours
21 Gibbs Street, Rockville
6:30-8:30pm: Community Country Dance with Washington Revels Roustabout String Band and dance caller Janine Smith
From 10am to 2pm, stop by the Rockville Memorial Library in Rockville Town Square where Heritage Montgomery's award-winning video, "Life in a War Zone: Montgomery County during the Civil War" will be shown in Meeting Room 1.