Dear Port Columbus Friend,

Please forgive the typos in the dates in the previous email – the corrected message is below.

Please join us Friday, May 25 for our special Membership program, Music Worth a Thousand Men.

Friday, May 25, 2012 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | FREE!Abraham Lincoln once wrote a letter to George F. Root, who wrote over 30 Civil War songs, saying, “You have done more than a hundred generals and a thousand orators”. Robert E. Lee himself said, “I don’t think we could have an army without music.” Music, certainly, was a large part of life during the Civil War era, in the camps, at home and aboard ship. Not only was it a major source of entertainment, it was also a way to give voice to feelings that words alone often could not express. 

Join us at the National Civil War Naval Museum as we explore the theme of music aboard ship and in society at large during the Civil War. Normally, Members’ Programs such as this are open only to current Members; but as part of our Memorial Day Weekend Membership Drive, this program is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted, and staff will be on hand to discuss benefits of Membership this those interested.

6:30 pm – Music of the Day: an interactive presentation demonstrating period instruments and showcasing period photos and illustrations of musicians and song sheets.

7:30 pm – Concert of period songs performed by the Columbus Brass, the brass quartet from the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University.

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Next Upcoming Event: June 2 – Cool History: Two Navies, One Ship

Port Columbus – Stories You’ll Hear Nowhere Else.

1002 Victory Drive, Columbus GA. See map.
For more info, call 706-327-9798 or visit


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