Civil War focus of Milton Historical Society trip Nov. 27

Many Civil War-related events like this reenactment of the Battle of Antietam are taking place over the next three years during the war's 150th anniversary. BY RON MACARTHUR
November 24, 2012

The Milton Historical Society is sponsoring a trip to Washington, D.C. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in observance of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.

This fall trip is planned to learn the impact of the Civil War and its aftermath on American society through the eyes of four of America’s greatest artists of the time, as well as refresh understanding of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, assassination and legacy.

Visits include:

• The Smithsonian American Art Museum for a reserved viewing of a new exhibition, "The Civil War and American Art";

• Ford’s Theatre and Museum guided tour;

• Historic driving tour of the Mall, including the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial; and

• Lunch at the Courtyard Café in the acclaimed Kogod Courtyard.
Kevin Kelly, interim director of the Milton Historical Society, has
prepared a commentary that will provide historical background related to the Civil War during the drive to Washington.  He will be available for informal discussions and questions at the museum stops and will point out Civil War highlights along the mall and at the visit to the Lincoln Memorial.

Seating is limited; to reserve tickets and for more information call 302-684-1010. Tickets are $75 for Milton Historical Society members and volunteers and $85 for nonmembers.  The bus leaves from the parking lot on Magnolia Street at Union Street in Milton at 8 a.m. and departs Washington at 4:30 p.m.