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Garrett Peck’s Walt Whitman in Washington, D.C.:
The Civil War and America’s Great Poet

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
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In 1862, Walt Whitman left New York for Washington, D.C. where he would spend time volunteering in the army hospitals. For those who think of

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Freedom’s Song: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War

Friday, March 20th, 2015
by on Playing Around

Ford’s Theatre continues to mark the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination with Freedom’s Song, a new revision of Frank Wildhorn’s Civil War, a

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Lincoln at the Morgan

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
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“With malice toward none, with charity for all.” Abraham Lincoln, March 4, 1865 Lincoln Speaks, Words that Transformed a Nation is now on view at the

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Our War – Reflections on the Civil War

Sunday, October 26th, 2014
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“The Civil War defined us as what we are and it opened us to being what we became, good and bad things… It was the

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Healing Wars: 150 Years of
Wrecked Bodies and Shattered Minds

Saturday, June 14th, 2014
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It’s important to understand the difference between loss, emptiness, and absence. Healing Wars, the new meditative performance art component of The National Civil War Project

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Arena’s Voices of Now Festival
Brings Youthful Talent to the Stage

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
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Young people have plenty to say and Arena Stage’s Voices of Now program provides a forum where they can create plays to speak their minds.

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Camp David – Habemus pacem – We have peace

Saturday, April 5th, 2014
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The images projected on the screen show familiar scenes of religious division and violence in the Middle East. We see minarets rising above a mosque

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Graves

Before Arlington National Cemetery,
There Was Alexandria National Cemetery

Monday, May 27th, 2013
by on Living Around

Arlington National Cemetery is perhaps the most well known resting place for soldiers who have given their lives in combat. Yet before Arlington National Cemetery

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