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Performance and Sing Along: Songs of the Civil War

Join us for an afternoon of Civil War-era songs performed by the Washington Revels Heritage Voices, and a sing along of familiar melodies. The Civil War played an instrumental role in the development of an American national identity, inspiring songwriting on both sides of the conflict, as amateurs and professionals wrote new, timely lyrics to old English, Scottish, and Irish ballads, as well as original compositions. In addition to the performance and sing-along, enjoy a tour of the museum's exhibition Songs of the Civil War featuring original sheet music from the era, including three songs performed by the Heritage Voices.

Fee: $10/members, $15/public. Registration is required; space is limited. Register online or call 202-994-7394.