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Event Details

  • 12/31/2012

    Location: National Mall | Map Time: 10:00 AM Fee Information: FREE Contact Name: Survey Lodge Contact Phone Number: 202-426-6841

Activities will be held at the Lincoln Memorial unless otherwise noted.

JUNIOR RANGER ACTIVITIES
10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
Learn about the Emancipation Proclamation through Junior Ranger worksheets, activities, and Civil War military drill.
Ranger Jeff Jones (202) 329-2238.


THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION: THE VIGIL
3:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
On September 22nd, 1862, Lincoln issued one of the truly important documents in American history. It went into effect January 1st. New Year's Eve 150 years ago was all anticipation. Hear eyewitness voices from the Jubilee "Night Watch" (with Nation Mall Living History Performers.)
Ranger Jan Buerger (202) 497-1397


SIGN THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION.
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Living History Program.
Sign the Emancipation Proclamation with a period pen. Learn from Ranger in period clothing about the events of December 31st, 1862.
Ranger Mike Rose (202) 438-9667.


THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION
5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
On January 1st, 1863 Lincoln issued one of the truly important documents in American history. Learn all about it on the eve of its 150th anniversary.
Ranger Jan Buerger(202) 438-6184


1862: THE TURNING POINT FOR ABOLITION.
7:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
The year 1862 was a turning point in the fight for abolition. This talk illustrates how a series of events unfolded that aligned the nation with the "Freedom National" position.
Ranger Jan Buerger (202) 497-1397


DRINKING GOURD PROGRAM.
Family friendly.
8:00-9:00p.m.
Escaped slaves had many methods and techniques to navigate their way to freedom. Walk in the footsteps on an escaped slave to see if you could follow the drinking gourd.
Ranger Anthony Linforth [Rock Creek Park] (202) 895-6224.


VOICES OF EMANCIPATION.
9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Join us for a panorama of eyewitness voices, from the different perspectives on the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 to events that made the steps of Lincoln Memorial famous in the 20th century (with Nation Mall Living History Performers.)
Ranger Jacob Dinkelaker [President's Park] (202) 208-1631 ext. 215


ILLUMINATING THE PATH OF EQUALITY
10:00p.m.-11:45p.m.
Take an enlightening walk along a path of equality by lantern light, starting at the Washington Monument and ending at the Lincoln Memorial where we will ring in the New Year and 150 years of Freedom and Justice For ALL!
Ranger Eddy Kahle (202) 426-6841


NIGHT WATCH AND FREEDOM'S EVE VIGIL
11:15p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Main Event. 11:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Join us in an effort to capture the spirit of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation as we reenact the Night Watch vigil.
Ranger Kawther Elmi (202) 438-6184