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January 21, 2013|Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown

Baker to give Civil War lecture

“The War You Might Have Overlooked” will be presented by Tamela Baker Thursday Feb. 7,  at 7 p.m. at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.

Baker will be featured as the sixth of 11 speakers in the yearlong Civil War lecture series presented by the museum.  The lectures are offered in conjunction with the museum’s headline exhibition, “Valley of the Shadow,” commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

Dinner will be served in the museum’s Kaylor Atrium at 6 p.m., followed by the lecture in the Museum’s Bowman Concert Gallery at 7 p.m.

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The lecture is sponsored in part by a Maryland Heritage Areas Authority grant and M&T Bank.

Tickets are available by calling the museum at 301-739-5727. Tickets for dinner and the lecture cost $25 for nonmembers and $20 for museum members. Tickets for the lecture only cost $5 for nonmembers and are free to members. 

For more information, call 301-739-5727 or go to www.wcmfa.org.

Baker, editor of America’s Civil War magazine and a past editor of Hallowed Ground, the official publication of the Civil War Trust, has served as a volunteer at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.  

Lions Club

Tuesday — Roxanne Ober, from PIA, will give the club a PowerPoint presentation about the aviation maintenance school in Hagerstown.

Sight report — Lions Club member Pol Heiney reported  that 189 pairs of  glasses and 68 cases were collected during the past month.

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