Summer is upon us!! It's hot where I am; don't know about you! Now, we start to see some great events! Here are a couple you may be interested in! Have a great time! Battlefield Journal
GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK CELEBRATES WITH A CIVIL WAR MUSICCONCERT
The Wildcat Regiment Band, Civil War era musicians representing the 105thPennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, will perform a free concert outdoors atthe Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center on June 21 in conjunction with the Gettysburg Festival from June 19 -29.
The earlyWildcat Regiment concert will begin at 11:00 AM. The Grand Concert willbegin at 3:00 PM. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for your seating. The Wildcat Regiment Band represents the regimental band of the 105thPennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. The 105th Regiments was recruited in 1861 from the "Wildcat" congressional district made up in part by Indiana and Jefferson Counties. With Bandmaster Bruno J. Pino conducting, this modern re-creation of the Wildcat Regiment Band utilizes original instruments and reproduction hand-made uniforms. The concert at 11:00 AM will explore "TheAmerican Brass Movement: Bands and Bandmasters of the American Civil War"and will feature original musical instruments of the period.
The Gettysburg Festival features ten full days of celebrating America through Music, Theater, Film, Art and Dance from June 19 through 29. Tofind out more go to the website http://www.gettysburgfestival.org/
GRANT AND LEE IN WAR AND PEACE OPENS THIS FALL AT THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
By the end of the Civil War, most Americans considered either Robert E. Lee or Ulysses S. Grant to be a hero. The reputations of the two generals were molded in part by a sectional bias that would aggrandize the achievements of one often to the detriment of the other. In recent years, Grant has earned a growing reputation for his pioneering use of Federal power for civil rights and post-war reconstruction--a remarkable shift from a presidency that was more often condemned as a bumbling series of scandals and corruption. Similarly in the eyes of today's viewers, Robert E. Lee's role as a symbol in American politics may have outstripped his actual feats as a Confederate general. This thought-provoking, interactive historical exhibition and its catalog plunges visitors into the promises and disappointments that Grant and Lee faced. It offers a challenging interpretation of the nation's history at mid-century to every American who wonders how we became what we are today. The New-York Historical Society exhibition complements the Virginia Historical Society sister exhibition Lee and Grant.
WHAT: Grant and Lee in War and Peace
WHEN: October 17, 2008 through March 29, 2009
WHERE: The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West at 77th Street
ADMISSION: Members and children 12 and under: FREE
Non-Members: $10 Educators, and Seniors: $7