Here is an updated list of  some of the events planned in Montgomery to celebrate the beginning of the 150 year anniversary of the War Between the States if you want to mark your calendars!

January 19, 2011 – 11:00 am First White House of the Confederacy annual Robert E. Lee Birthday celebration (public invited) and FWH “kick-off” of The War Between the States Anniversary. Free.

January 20, 2011 – Noon (Architreats ) – “The Road to War” by Robert Bradley, at the Alabama Dept of Archives and History. Call 334- 242-4364 for more information. Free.

February 4 – March 19, 2011 – “The Flag Maker of Market Street,” one of two plays to celebrate The War at Alabama Shakespeare. Order tickets at 1-800-841-4273.

February 18 – March 20, 2011 – “Blood Divided” the second play to celebrate the War at Alabama Shakespeare Festival . Order tickets at 1-800-841-4273.

February 16, 2011, 5:30 p.m – “The Man and the Hour Have Met” William L. Yancey greets Jefferson Davis in Montgomery, by Dr. Ralph Draughon, Jr.  Lecture and reception co-sponsored by Alabama Department of Archives and the First White House of the Confederacy on the occasion of Yancey’s famous welcome to Jefferson Davis. Call 242-4364 for more Information. Free.

February 19, 2011 – the Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold a parade and re-enactment of the Inauguration of Jefferson Davis on the Capitol Steps. Contact Robert Reames at rcreames@aol.com or Tom Strain at tomstrain@bellsouth.net for more information.

March 17, Noon (Architreats) – “The Civil War Pharmacy” by Michael Flannery, at the Alabama Dept of Archives. Call 242-4364 for more information.

May 5, 2011 5:30 -7:30 at the Church of the Ascension, 315 Clanton Avenue, Sesquicentennial Gala Fundraiser, featuring special guest speaker, author & professor William C. Davis (public invited but asked to contribute toward upkeep of Relic Room at the First White House of the Confederacy), sponsored by the White House Association of Alabama. Call 334-315-7266 for more information.

It should be a really fun year. Plan to join us in Montgomery for many of these events!!!

December 15, 2011, Noon (Architreats) – “Southern Music of the Civil War Era” with a performance by the 33rd Alabama Campfire Players, at the Alabama Dept of Archives. Call 242-4364 for more information.