Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Time To Remember and Learn

In the grand scheme of things, 150 years is not a long time. It is hard to believe that not that long ago, 1861-1865, the United States was surviving the Civil War.

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at http://www.durhamncphotos.com/.
Durham played a large role in the civil war with the largest troop surrender coming at Bennett Place in 1865. Visit http://www.civilwardurham.com/ for a chronology of events that took place in and around Durham.

In observance of the Civil War sesquicentennial the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources has planned more than 200 events statewide. Sesquicentennial programs will examine the roles of women, Cherokee, U.S. Colored Troops and more. The impact of the war on home life, sickness and mortality, battles on land and sea, Civil War music, and freedman’s colonies are among topics that will be explored.

In Durham, Bennett Place State Historic Site, Duke Homestead State Historic Site, and Historic Stagville will all host events around the 150th anniversary. The Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau will continue to promote these events as they come closer so stay tuned for more!

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