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History Calendar for week of Feb. 21, 2012

 Join paleontologist Jon Bachman (pictured at the site of a dinosaur footprint find along the Rappahannock River) on March 15 for 'Dinosaurs in Stafford!'
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Date published: 2/21/2012


Author's talk on the Battle of New Market Heights, with student art contest. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22. Sealy Auditorium, Fredericksburg Area Campus, Germanna Community College. James S. Price, an associate professor of history at Germanna, will share highlights from his new book about a defining Civil War battle in Henrico County near Richmond in which black soldiers earned 18 Medals of Honor. Germanna student artists' works will be displayed. Limited seating available. Free. Public invited. germanna.edu.

"The Civil War in Missouri." Wednesday, Feb. 22. Stafford County resident Dino A. Brugioni, author and former U.S. intelligence analyst, addresses the Civil War Round Table of Fredericksburg. At University of Mary Washington's Jepson Alumni Executive Center, 1119 Hanover St. Bar opens 5:45 p.m., social 6 p.m., dinner 6:45 p.m., program 7:30 p.m. Advance reservations required; 540/361-2105. Men should wear coats and ties; equivalent attire for ladies. civilwarroundtablefredericksburg.com.

Clarence Darrow: Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series. 7:30 p.m., Thursday Feb. 23. John Farrell, author of "Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned" and senior reporter at The Center for Public Integrity, will speak at George Washington Hall's Dodd Auditorium at UMW. Free; umw.edu/greatlives; 540/654-1065.

"Bridging the Chasm: A Public Conversation About Freedom, the Civil War, and Its Complicated Legacy" Noon on Saturday, Feb. 25. John Hennessy, chief historian and chief of interpretation at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, will close the Black History Month celebration at John J. Wright Educational Center in Spotsylvania County with a keynote speech on the impact on area residents of President Lincoln's signing of the District of Columbia Emancipation Act in April 1862. Followed by a question-and-answer session. Prizes, refreshments. 7565 Courthouse Road. Free; jjwmuseum.org; 540/582-7583, ext. 5545.

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