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A heritage tourism and educational group is using videos made by some Maryland middle-school students to spotlight the importance of connecting children with history.
A sledgehammer used in October 1859 to help capture John Brown is now available for public viewing at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va.
Walkersville High School junior Chris Sniezek enlisted in the military when he was 10. The now 17-year-old Civil War re-enactor said his love of history has kept him interested in the hobby throughout his adolescence, although he's one of a few people in his age group involved with it.
Tourism spending is rebounding in Adams County after the area's top industry went into a slump three years ago, one study showed.
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A Civil War battle that produced three Medals of Honor is being commemorated in the former capital of the Confederacy.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will be in Middleburg to announce details of a new public-private partnership that will preserve a key portion of the Middleburg Battlefield from the Civil War.
The Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the 150th anniversary will attract 4 million people in 2013, but many visitors are expected to make the trek this year to avoid the 2013 crush, and local establishments hope to benefit from tourists coming through Frederick County on their way to the battlefields.
The Yorktown Battlefield has opened exhibits and demonstrations to mark the 150th anniversary of a noted Civil War siege.
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The downtown District office of Clara Barton, where she led an effort to trace missing soldiers from the Civil War before she founded the American Red Cross, will soon become a museum.
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