• Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP

    Cedar Creek & Belle Grove

    National Historical Park Virginia

Civil War Sesquicentennial

1864 Shenandoah Valley Sesquicentennial Events

In 2014, The National Park Service, the Key Partners, and many organizations throughout the Shenandoah Valley will commemorate the 150th anniversary of that year with a series of engaging and enlightening programs that will allow you to walk in history’s footsteps, at the actual battlefields and sites where the pivotal events took place. Make your plans now to be part of this series of events.

 

National Park Service Sesquicentennial Outreach Programs

July 18, 2014 - "On This Day" Anniversary Tour - Battle of Cool Springs

July 20, 2014 - "On This Day" Anniversary Tour - Battle of Rutherford's Farm

July 24, 2014 - "On This Day" Anniversary Tour - Battle of Second Kernstown

September 3, 2014 - "OnThis Day" Anniversary Tour - Battle of Berryville

September 19, 2014 - "On This Day" Anniversary Tour - Battle of Third Winchester

October 9, 2014 - "On This Day" Anniversary Tour - Battle of Tom's Brook

Details and schedules TBA

 

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP Sesquicentennial Events

Tentative Event Schedule for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek
Presented by The National Park Service with the Key Partners

Friday, October 17, 2014

Signal Knob Interpretive Hike (National Park Service)
History at Sunset Program (National Park Service)
Cannon Demonstration (Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation)*

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Living History Programs (Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation, Belle Grove)*
NPS Ranger Programs (National Park Service)
Reenactments (Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation)*
Auto Tour Battlefield Stations (Joint Project, National Park Service organized)
Evening Commemoration Ceremony (Patnership Event)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Real-time Interpretive Programs (National Park Service)
Living History Programs (Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation, Belle Grove)*
NPS Ranger Programs (National Park Service)
Reenactment (Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation)*
Auto Tour Battlefield Stations (Joint Project, National Park Service organized)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Ramseur Monument Re-dedication (National Park Service organized)

Schedule subject to change
Some events require an entrance fee*



 

Key Partner Sesquicentennial Information

 
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Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation's Sesquicentennial Events

Eight counties in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia have been designated as a National Heritage Area - The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District - which preserves and interprets the region's significant Civil War battlefields and related historic sites. The effort is led by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, which works with partners to preserve the hollowed ground of the Valley's Civil War battlefields, and to share its Civil War story with the nation.

In 2014, the National Heritage Area's many sites will commemorate the 150th anniversary of 1864 with a series of engaging and enlightening programs. Please visit Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation Sesquicentennial Events Page.

2014 Sesquicenntennial Programs in the Shenandoah Valley

2014 Sesquicentennial Conference: "The War Returns to the Valley, 1864"

"May God Forgive Me for the Order": The War Returns to the Valley, 1864

Virginia Museum of the Civil War, New Market, Virginia
Saturday, March 8, 2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: $20 per person
Register

 
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Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation Sesquicentennial Events

Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation will be hosting the 150th Anniversary Re-enactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek. To find out more about the event follow the links below.

Spectator Information

Reenactor Information

 

Shenandoah Valley Partner Information

 
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New Market Battlefield State Historical Park

Where 257 Cadets from the Virginia Military Institute made the difference between victory and defeat...

On May 16, 17 and 18, 2014 the Battle of New Market Reenactment is a unique historical experience taking place on the original 1864 battlefield.

 
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Kernstown Battlefield Association

2014 Marks the 150th Anniversary of the Second Battle of Kernstown

Commemoration weekend on July 19-20

Did You Know?

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Two future U.S. presidents fought at the Battle of Cedar Creek: Col. Rutherford B. Hayes and Capt. William McKinley. Hayes was promoted to brigadier general for his services at the battle and was elected president in 1876. McKinley won his bid for the White House in 1896.