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June 16, 2013, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Civil War Games by Rose Hill Manor
Rose Hill Manor Park & Children's Museum staff will demonstrate various children’s games from the Civil War era in the museum's Kaylor Atrium. Play has always been an important aspect of children's development and learning. Many games during the Civil War era were not just for amusement – they were designed to teach children agility, dexterity, teamwork and problem solving, all important skills needed for adult life. Rose Hill Manor was built in the early 1790s by the daughter and son-in-law of the first elected Governor of Maryland, Thomas Johnson, who was also a close friend and associate of George Washington. Now owned by Frederick County, Rose Hill Manor is a hands-on history museum providing children of all ages with a variety of learning opportunities. Take a step back in time, before video games, and discover the fun that is possible with active, non-electronic pursuits. Appropriate for children between the ages of 5 and 12.
June 16, 2012, 9:00 PM - 5:00 PM
VALLEY OF THE SHADOW EXHIBITION
With 23,110 casualties, the Battle of Antietam, during the American Civil War, remains a day of great loss for America and stimulated a chain of events leading to the Emancipation Proclamation and the Battle of Gettysburg. This extensive exhibition brings together works of art, such as Eastman Johnson's (American, 1824-1906) "Study for 'The Wounded Drummer Boy'" on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and objects of material culture, such as weaponry, musical instruments and clothing, to tell the stories of the war, from the soldiers who fought in its battles to the women and children who remained at home. Loans from public and private collections and the museum's collection will come together in our largest gallery, the Groh Gallery, to create a "museum within a museum" commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Maryland Campaign of 1862 and the Gettysburg Campaign of 1863. THE EXHIBITION IS ON VIEW TO THE PUBLIC DURING REGULAR MUSEUM HOURS UNTIL JULY 28, 2013. Museum Hours are: Tuesday - Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Sunday, 1:00-5:00 PM, Closed Mondays. The Exhibition is Admission Free. If you would like to schedule a docent tour of the Valley of the Shadow exhibition, you must call to make arrangements at least two weeks in advance and tours are $5 per person. General Museum tours are free.
June 23, 2013, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Civil War Lecture by Susanna Gold
Dr. Susanna Gold will discuss the visual imagery relating to the catastrophic events that began the Battle of Gettysburg. Offering an analysis of descriptive paintings of the battle, vivid photographs of the aftermath and metaphorical reflections on the destruction of war, Dr. Gold describes how American artists attempted to make sense of the traumatic events through the language of art. Dr. Gold is Assistant Professor of American Art at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in Philadelphia. She has an interest in the effects of the Civil War on American society and the visual responses in painting, sculpture, photography and illustration. She earned her M. A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and her Ph. D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently writing a book, "Art, War and Nation," in which Peter Rothermel's monumental painting, "The Battle of Gettysburg, Pickett's Charge," 1870, features prominently.
July 11, 2013, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lecture: Dr. Thomas Clemens, "Antietam Remembered"
Learn more about the Civil War by attending our Thursday Evening Civil War Lecture Series. Offered monthly through July 2013, lectures will be presented by regional experts, historians, authors and preservationists. The lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. Dinner for those who pre-register will be served in the Kaylor Atrium at 6:00 p.m. Tickets for dinner and the lectures are $25 for non-members, $20 for museum members. Tickets for the lecture only are $5 each, free for members. Special pricing is available for groups. Dr. Thomas G. Clemens is a professor of history at Hagerstown Community College and a long-time teacher and student of the Civil War will present "Antietam Remembered: Memoirs of America's Bloodiest Day by Survivors of the Battle." He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Salisbury University and a Doctorate from George Mason University. He studied under Dr. Joseph Harsh and wrote his dissertation on Ezra A. Carman's manuscript history of the Maryland Campaign of September 1862. The first volume of his edited and annotated edition was published in 2010 and Vol. II will be published in 2012. Dr. Clemens has also authored numerous Civil War articles and book reviews, including a book review column for "America's Civil War." He is a frequent lecturer and seminar presenter and has appeared as an on-screen historian in several History Channel programs and currently serves as President of Save Historic Antietam Foundation, a non-profit battlefield preservation organization. A 30+ year volunteer at Antietam National Battlefield, he is also a licensed tour guide there. He considers himself a life-long student of the Maryland Campaign of 1862.
June 30, 2013, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Brunch and Recital with Thomas Pandolfi
Join Thomas Pandolfi in the Kaylor Atrium for brunch at noon, catered by YNO Catering (Your Next Occasion). The meet-and-greet will be followed by a recital in the Bowman Concert Gallery at 2:30 p.m. Pandolfi is an exciting virtuoso who has been praised by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. A graduate of The Juilliard School, he earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as a scholarship student and is considered a leading interpreter of the works of George Gershwin (1898-1937). The concert is sponsored in part by The Edmunds Music Trust. Brunch and seats for the concert in the Bowman Gallery are limited to the first 100 people. Tickets for brunch and the concert are $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Additional seating in the Kerstein Gallery for the concert ONLY is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Seating in the Kerstein Gallery is limited to the first 25 people. Reserve your seat by calling Donna Rastelli at 301-739-5727, ext. 10.
July 7, 2013, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Heart of Maryland Chorus
The Heart of Maryland Chorus is a chapter member of Sweet Adelines International. The chorus is comprised of a diverse group of women, ranging in age from 25 to 80+. Under the direction of Karen Collins, a former elementary music teacher, the chorus participates in regional competitions and performs regularly throughout the State. Sponsored in part by the Margaret Comstock Williams Music Fund. Ticketed event - $5.00 for non-members and free for members and children 12 and under.
August 18, 2013, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Shepherd Faculty Recital
In association with the Music Department at Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV, the museum presents Rob Tudor, Director of Vocal Activities and Chair of the Department of Music and Yu-Hsuan Liao, Department of Music faculty. Selections will include George Frideric Handel's (1685-1759) secular cantata, "Dalla guerra amorosa," romantic melodies by Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947) and "Sing Me at Midnight," a song cycle by Canadian composer John Greer (b. 1954) set to Wilfred Owen's (1893-1918) poem written during WW I. Tudor received a Doctorate in Musical Arts in Voice Performance from the University of Maryland. He has performed opera, musical theatre, cabaret and concert works throughout the United States. Tudor is a guest artist at the Montana Early Music Festival and artist and instructor at the annual Helena Choral Festival in Montana. A native of Taipei, Taiwan, Liao received her Masters and Doctoral Degrees of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Texas at Austin. A piano soloist, collaborative artist and music educator, she continues to expand her repertoire to include instrumental, chamber, vocal and choral music in various styles and periods. Sponsored in part by Spence and Cinda Perry. Ticketed event - $5.00 for non-members and free for members and children 12 and under.
May be arranged by contacting the Museum, preferably two weeks in advance.
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