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Civil War 150th: The War's Final Chapter
Blue & Gray Days: The Final Prisoners of War Release
June 13-14, 2015, Point Lookout State Park

As the end of the Civil War Sesquicentennial draws to a close, thoughts turn to the warís final chapters. While the war may have formally ended at Appomattox, Point Lookout Prisoner of War Campís story was far from over. The poignant process of releasing the tens of thousands of Confederate prisoners was about to begin. Point Lookoutís legacy lives on as one of the most remarkable chapters of the Civil War. Now a pristine and beautiful state park at the confluence of the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River, Point Lookout was once one of the largest Union Prisoner of War camps during the Civil War, holding as many as 50,000 Confederate prisoners throughout the war years. The hot, swampy and isolated environment made life miserable for both prisoner and guard alike.

Point Lookout State Park and the Friends of Point Lookout will mark the occasion of the Prisoners Release as part of their annual Blue & Gray Days at Point Lookout State Park, June 13-14, 2015. The event will include living history reenactments (including a live prisoners release ceremony), infantry and artillery demonstrations, site tours, and will feature the story of John Jacob Omenhausser as illuminated in the new book "'I am Busy Drawing Pictures': The Civil War Art and Letters of John Jacob Omenhausser, C.S.A" by Ross Kimmel and Michael Musick. LEARN MORE.

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More to Explore is Back - Families Get Active!
Discover St. Mary's County's great outdoors and get active this summer through the FREE More to Explore passport program. Beginning June 21, pick up a More to Explore passport at any St. Mary's County Public Library. The passport features historic sites, nature parks, walking tours - even a farmer's market. The summer activity passport program runs through August 14, 2015, and you may pick up your passport at any time. Click for more information!

Tri-County Memory Walk - Death by Addiction
On Saturday, May 30th from ten until noon (10 am -12 pm) The Tri-County Memory Walk - Death By Addiction will be held at Serenity Farm in Benedict. You are invited to send in your photographs of your loved ones lost to addiction. The pictures will be displayed along a white fence - where we will walk and remember. The mile long walk will take about thirty (30) minutes to an hour to complete. The event will be held, rain or shine in a farm field so participants should dress appropriately for the conditions. Along the way you'll be able to plant Sunflower Seeds in remembrance of your loved one. Click for more information.

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