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December 09, 2014
Author Tracy Groot to speak at the January “Night Museum”
On the evening of Saturday, January 24, 1015, the popular "Night Museum" program will return to Andersonville National Historic Site for the first time in the new year. From 6:00 - 8:30 p.m., the National Prisoner of War Museum will be open for a rare night-time opportunity to view the museum exhibits and experience the prison site by lantern light. At 7:00 p.m., a special program will be presented by Tracy Groot, author of "Sentinels of Andersonville."

December 09, 2014
150th Anniversary First Saturday Programs — January 3, 2015
Following General Sherman's decisive march to the coast, the prison population at Andersonville increased from a few hundred United States prisoners to over 5,000 men. Many of these prisoners had been held in numerous prisons across the South, and each man hoped never to see Andersonville again.That winter their worst fears were realized when they re-entered the dreaded stockade in December. Join park staff and volunteers for special programs on the First Saturday of January (Saturday, January 3, 2015), to learn more about the Andersonville Prison. There is no admission fee and all programs are open to the public.

November 14, 2014
Wreaths Across America at Andersonville National Cemetery 2014
Andersonville National Historic Site would like to invite you to remember and honor our military veterans during the winter season by participating in the Wreaths Across America program on December 13, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Beginning December 1, 2014, wreaths and floral blankets no larger than 2 by 3 feet are permitted in the cemetery. Wreaths should be brought in person, or delivered by a florist, directly to the gravesite.

November 14, 2014
150th Anniversary First Saturday Programs—December 6, 2014
At the beginning of December 1864, Andersonville was a shell of its former self. Andersonville had become a hospital prison, with most of the remaining population sick, dying, or tending to those in need. In the days around Christmas, over 3,400 prisoners were returned through the gates to Andersonville. Their holiday season was one of uncertainty. In his diary, George Clarkson despaired, "my heart almost fails me, hope I shall never see another such a black Christmas." Join park staff and volunteers for special programs on the First Saturday of December (Saturday, December 6, 2014), to learn more about the Andersonville Prison. There is no admission fee and all programs are open to the public.

September 09, 2014
Andersonville Completes "State of the Park" Report
Scientists, historians and Andersonville National Historic Site managers have taken a long look at the natural, cultural and historic resources in their care and summarized their findings in a new "State of the Park" report released this week.

January 03, 2014
Andersonville National Historic Site to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Andersonville Prison and the Experiences of Civil War Prisoners of War
Andersonville National Historic Site will offer a series of events and programs to mark the Sesquicentennial (150th Anniversary) of the Andersonville Prison throughout 2014 and 2015.

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