WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 19-21)
TBD: Optional experience in Geography and Maps Division, Madison Building Library of Congress ((you are advised to wear long sleeves or bring sweaters—it’s cold down there!)
1:00-2:20 p.m.: Gather, register at Library of Congress, Madison Building, Library of Congress
The special experience will be available 1:30-3:30, so come any time in that range, but make sure you check-in by 2:20 p.m.
3:30 p.m.: Return to hotel
5:45 p.m.: Registration open, appetizers reception
6:30 p.m.: Welcome
6:45 p.m.: Civil War Washington Photo Extravaganza and Quiz, Garry Adelman
7:26 p.m.: Civil War Photo Sleuth, Ron Coddington and Kurt Luther
8:08 p.m.: Capitals at War, Mike Gorman
SATURDAY, OCT. 20
By 8:15 a.m.: Breakfast on your own
8:30 a.m.: Bus(es) depart for Civil War Washington tour, Garry Adelman & Jim Hessler. Lunch and wet-plate experience with Robert
4:30 p.m.: Return to hotel
6:15 p.m.: Dinner
7:15 p.m.: Civil War Washington, in-depth, Bob Zeller and John Richter
8 p.m.: The Legendary CCWP Raffle and Auction
SUNDAY, OCT. 21
8:45 a.m.: Buffet Breakfast
10 a.m.: Depart to meet for all-new walking tour: Civil War Alexandria in photos.
12:15 p.m.: Seminar concludes
HOW TO REGISTER
HOTEL: The base hotel for this seminar will be the Holiday Inn Alexandria/Carlyle: 2460 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Va., 22314. You may make reservations at the special rate of $129 per night + tax by calling the hotel (703) 960-2000 and reference the group booking code Image of War Seminar for the Center for Civil War Photography room block or online here. The cost of accommodations is NOT included in the seminar fee.
BUS TRANSPORTATION: Will only be provided for Saturday. Attendees need to make their own way to the Friday and Sunday activities. See above for Friday. For Sunday, we will provide a gathering map at the Seminar.
OUTDOOR PRESENTATIONS: Will require walking up to 1 mile at a time (but all longer walks are optional). Most terrain is flat and paved. Those who cannot stand for long periods have found a folding, portable stool helpful. The programs will be given rain or shine. Please bring whatever you may need for any eventuality.
SEMINARS: Will include both basic and detailed analysis and discussion of the topics at hand and we will provide you with a copy of the CCWP’s publication 99 Historic Images of Washington D.C. Should you want to prepare for the seminar in advance, you may find the following resources helpful:
— To learn the context of D.C in the Civil War, read either Freedom Rising or Reveille in Washington.
— Familiarize yourself with Civil War-era Washington photography on your own by viewing scans.
of glass plates and prints at the Library of Congress and the National Archives.
— Brush up on Civil War Photography In 4 Minutes.
RAFFLE: We already have some great prizes lined up for our annual raffl e and auction! We have received more than $2,000 worth of donations! The raffl e and auction always includes books, prints, and ORIGINAL Civil War photographs and equipment. We’re talking about several 19th-century E&H.T. Anthony stereoviews of Washington and vicinity, a Holmes-Bates Stereoviewer, a Langenheim lantern slide, other historic photos including and ambrotype, a Daguerreotype, tintype, framed prints by Dale Gallon and Don Troiani, , a $100 bill, a $50 bill, books, subscriptions to Civil War Times, DVDs, all four of Ron Coddington’s photo books and more! These items come in part from the Civil War Trust, the Center for Civil War Photography, and other organizations. W also get numerous items, and often some of the best items, from individual members. All proceeds go directly to the Center for Civil War Photography, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
SIGN UP FOR RAFFLE TICKETS: Save time! Get your tickets online.
SHIRTS: We have both men and women’s polo shirts, in various colors and sizes, for sale online. If you would like to purchase a commemorative seminar shirt they should be ordered by Sept. 15, 2018. We won’t have extra shirts available for sale at the seminar.
WHAT TO DO: As you probably know, there are lots of things to do in Washington and vicinity, relevant to our subject. If you have
time, you may wish to visit these places before or after the seminar.
— In Washington, you may want to check out the American Battlefield Trust’s one-day Washington Civil War itinerary.
— Modern art lovers, may enjoy Mark Bradford’s abstract version of the Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Hirshhorn
Museum (warning, if you don’t like abstract art, this is not for you!)