150 Anniversary Civil War
7th VA Encampment
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Arts on Main
When Peace Again Shall Smile
Court House Players
March 8, 9, 10
Kiss My Little
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Presented by the Cook Foundation
September 29 - Colonial Court Circle
10 am Tour the encampment - soldiers tents, medical tents, tack horses, meet Robert El Lee, Sally Tompkins and Judge Robert Ould
11 ma Ladies Aid Society at Gloucester Museum of History
1 pm Prisoner Exchange
Memorial Day Monday May 28, 2012 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Gloucester Main Street Center. This Civil War re-enactment will feature a 45’ in diameter replica of the Union Force’s Hot Air Balloon Intrepid. Re-enactors will portray Union balloonist Thaddeus Lowe and Gloucester’s own Confederate balloonist John Randolph Bryan.
Other activities will include aviation authors providing presentations and book signings. Special guests will include Richard C. Kirkland retired pilot who flew 103 combat missions in WWII and whose 69 helicopter rescues in Korea provided the material for the movie and television series M*A*S*H. This event promises to be a day of spectacular fun for the entire family and any flight enthusiast.
Sponsored by Gloucester County Parks, Recreation & Tourism and the Gloucester Sesquicentennial Civil War Committee. For more information call 804-693-0014 or email us.
ALSO, on Saturday May 26th the Civil War Balloon Observation Exhibit will be featured at the Yorktown Battlefield from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Mr. Kevin Knapp, retired Army Officer, professional balloon pilot and Civil War Balloon Corps enthusiast, will share presentations on how balloons were used for observation and surveillance by both the North and the South. His presentation will include the complete history of balloon operations from their first appearance in 1861 to the end of the Balloon Corps in 1863. Special emphasis will focus on balloon operations during the Peninsula Campaign in 1862. For Yorktown event information contact 757-890-3500 or www.visityorktown.org
AFRICAN AMERICAN'S FIGHT FOR THEIR OWN FREEDOM
Saturday September 24th, 2011
historic Gloucester Courthouse Circle
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
This historical Civil War event will present the struggles for freedom by African Americans leading up to and during the war.
Reenactors will portray Thomas Morris Chester, the only black news correspondent, The Robert Smalls Squadron, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation as read by Frederick Douglass and much more.
Black Union Troop reenactors will demonstrate, drills, drum lines and musket firings.
This event is free and open to the public.
Mark you calendar now!
The play will be presented:
Oct. 13-23, 2011
At Arts on Main, 6580 Main Street, Gloucester.
Tickets are Adults $10 and Children under 12 $5.
by Robert Ruffin with Jeff Toalson
This world premiere play tells the true story of Confederate cavalryman Richard Watkins and his wife Mary who exchanged over 300 letters during four years of the Civil War. These real-life letters were recently discovered and edited by Jeff Toalson and represent a major historical find. As Richard fights in most of the significant battles of the Eastern Theatre, Mary struggles to maintain the family farm. Now, thanks to generous support from the Cook Foundation, playwright Robert Ruffin brings these letters to life in this world premiere theatrical event that features a professional ensemble of highly skilled theatre veterans. The true tale of Richard and Mary Watkins is one of epic triumph, in which nothing can destroy the enduring power of love.
Voices of Freedom - Private James Daniel Gardnier
Voices of Freedom
For updates on activities or cancellations, call the PLAYLINE at 693-5811.
Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism, 6467 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061 804-693-2355