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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.

November 01, 2014
2014 Holiday Hours at the Andersonville National Historic Site
During the upcoming winter holiday season, the National Prisoner of War Museum at Andersonville National Historic Site will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014; Christmas Day, December 25, 2014; and New Years Day, January 1, 2015. The park entrance, prison site, and picnic area will also be closed on these three days.

October 28, 2014
The Friends of Andersonville and American Ex-Prisoners of War Receive National Director's Partnership Award
The Friends of Andersonville and American Ex-Prisoners of War (AXPOW) received the 2014 National Park Service Director's Partnership Award for their efforts to complete an interactive traveling exhibit about the Prisoner of War (POW) experience. A multi-year fundraising effort and long-standing collaboration with the staff of Andersonville National Historic Site was acknowledged with this award, which highlights the national significance of the partnership.

October 15, 2014
2015 Prisoner of War Research Grant Program Announced
Andersonville National Historic Site, home of the National Prisoner of War Museum, seeks applicants for an annual grant program which will provide financial assistance to support original research and writing leading to interpretive works on the history of American Prisoners of War. The application deadline for 2015 awards is December 12, 2014.

October 09, 2014
November “Night Museum” Returns to Andersonville National Historic Site 2014
On the evening of Saturday, November 15, the popular "Night Museum" program will return to Andersonville National Historic Site. From 6:00 - 9:00 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.

October 09, 2014
150th Anniversary First Saturday Programs—November 1, 2014
Join park staff and volunteers for special programs on the First Saturday of November (Saturday, November 1, 2014), to learn more about the history of Andersonville Prison. The event is free and all programs are open to the public.

September 30, 2014
Seasonal Decorations at the Andersonville National Cemetery
With the arrival of autumn, the staff at Andersonville National Cemetery would like to remind the public of seasonal changes to the floral decoration policy.

September 30, 2014
Fall Living History Weekend at Andersonville National Historic Site
As part of the 150th commemoration of the Civil War, Andersonville National Historic Site will be hosting a living history weekend on Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26, 2014. A variety of programs will be offered on both days. Living historians will be present at the prison site from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, and from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday. A Junior Ranger Station will be available for kids to complete their Junior Ranger books and earn patches and badges. This event and admission to the park are free.

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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