Events

Jul
27
Sat
Thunder on the Hill – Living History @ The National Civil War Museum
Jul 27 – Jul 28 all-day

Thompson's Battery and Cooper's Battery will be at the Museum for a full weekend of artillery demonstrations on Saturday & Sunday. Up to 6 cannons will be on the flat top behind the Museum. This awesome display of fire power will let museum visitors experience a small taste of the enormous pressure soldiers felt during the heat of the battle in the American Civil War. Reenactors will be available to answer visitor's questions and show how the firing process works in battle.

Saturday, July 27, 2019
9:30 am – 9:45 am musket demonstration
10:00 am – 10:45 am Demonstration on the Parrott Rifle - Cooper's Battery
11:30 am – 12:15 pm section maneuver demo with the Mountains - Thompson's Battery
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm musket demonstration
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Demonstration on the 3” ordinance rifle - Cooper’s Battery
4:15 pm- 4:30 pm musket demonstration
4:45 pm – 5:30 pm Demonstration on the Parrott Rifle - Thompson's Battery
5:45 pm – 6:30 pm Battery maneuver demonstration, rolling thunder and battery fire (all 6 guns) - Thompson's & Cooper's Battery
7:00 pm   Camp close to public

Sunday, July 28, 2019
10:30 am – 11:00 am musket demonstration
11:15 pm – 12:00 pm Demonstration on the Parrott Rifle - Thompson's Battery
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm musket demonstration
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Demonstration on the 3” Ordinance Rifle - Cooper's Battery
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Battery Maneuver demonstration, rolling thunder and battery fire (all 6 guns) - Thompson's & Cooper's Battery
3:30 pm – Camp closes to public

*Weather and ground conditions permitting.

“Manufacturing for our Masters: Slave Labor, the Tredegar Iron Works and the Confederate War Effort” with Dr. Mary DeCredico @ The National Civil War Museum
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Mary_DecredicoThe National Civil war Museum will offer its seventh program in our 2019 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Mary DeCredico, Professor of History, United States Naval Academy. This presentation will be held in our Education Gallery, first floor.

The 2019 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.

 

 

Aug
24
Sat
“Lincoln in the Atlantic World” with Dr. Louise L. Stevenson @ The National Civil War Museum
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Louise stevensonThe National Civil war Museum will offer its eighth program in our 2019 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Louise L. Stevenson, Professor of History and American Studies, Franklin and Marshall College. This presentation will be held in our Education Gallery, first floor.

The 2019 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.

 

 

Sep
21
Sat
“The Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy” with Dr. Lorien Foote @ The National Civil War Museum
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Lorien FooteThe National Civil war Museum will offer its ninth program in our 2019 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Lorien Foote, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies History Department, Texas A&M University. This presentation will be held in our Education Gallery, first floor.

The 2019 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.

 

 

Sep
26
Thu
2019 Blue & Gray Gala @ The National Civil War Museum
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm

The National Civil War Museum announces the 14th annual Blue & Gray Gala to be held on Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:00pm. Gala Attendees will tour the Museum galleries as they journey through food and beverage pairings and see the extensive collection of artifacts on display in the Museum. Raffle drawing and silent auction will be conducted.

Tickets: $75.00 per person or (2) for $125.00

National Civil War Museum Member Ticket - $50.00

To make reservations CLICK HERE  or by calling (717) 260-1861

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Oct
12
Sat
See, Touch & Feel – Gettysburg, Part II
Oct 12 all-day
Oct
19
Sat
“Civil War Logistics: A Study of Military Transportation” with Dr. Earl J. Hess @ The National Civil War Museum
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Earl J HessThe National Civil war Museum will offer its tenth program in our 2019 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Earl J. Hess, Professor of History, Lincoln Memorial University.

The 2019 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.

 

 

Nov
16
Sat
“Decisions at Gettysburg: The Nineteen Critical Decisions that Define the Battle” with Colonel Matt Spruill, III, USA Ret. @ The National Civil War Museum
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Matthew SpruillThe National Civil war Museum will offer its eleventh program in our 2019 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Colonel Matt Spruill, III, USA Ret..

The 2019 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.

 

 

Dec
14
Sat
“Sunday School Connections to Underground RR in Harrisburg” with Historian Calobe Jackson @ The National Civil War Museum
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Calobe JacksonThe National Civil war Museum will offer its twelfth and final program in our 2019 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Historical Society of Dauphin County Board Member and Historian Calobe Jackson.

The 2019 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.