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Carroll County Times

Civil War artwork on display at Taneytown museum

The Taneytown History Museum will exhibit prints on loan from Dale Gallon for two consecutive weekends: June 15-16 and June 22-24.

Gallon is known for his Civil War artwork, which reflects his attention to detail and historical accuracy.

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"His works are beautiful," said Elaine Hoover, publicity chairwoman for the museum.

"Some of the works on display will be 'Hancock's Ride,' which was commissioned by the U.S. Army War College; 'A Sad Day to Us,' which depicts Robert E. Lee returning to his office headquarters; and I like 'Three Days of Gettysburg' because it tells the story of the fight and includes three pictures of the Confederates and three of the Union along with a map," said Hoover.

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Gallon, who was born in southern California, showed interest in art and military history at a young age. His first limited-edition Civil War print was released in 1980, and he moved to Gettysburg, Pa., in 1984.

In a brochure, Gallon is quoted as saying, "I happen to live within a mile or two of where General Robert E. Lee led the Army of Northern Virginia into the pivotal battle of the war. The battlefield is my office. I don't need much more inspiration."

Prints, note cards, postcards and a paperback book by Gallon will be available for purchase at the Taneytown museum, Hoover said.

The museum, at 24 E. Baltimore St. in Taneytown, is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays. It is closed on holidays, including Father's Day.

Admission is free. Donations are welcome. For more information on the museum, call 410-756-4234 or log onto http://www.taneytownmuseum.org.

To view more of Gallon's works, visit Gallon Historical Art Gallery, 9 Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg, Pa. His website is http://www.gallon.com.

'Peter Pan' at library

Got kids ages 2 to 12? Looking for summertime activities? Check out Peter Pan: An Interactive Children's Theater Event being presented by Catriona's Castle at the Taneytown branch of the Carroll County Public Library.

Join the Fairy Godmother at 1 p.m. June 28 as she presents a 45-minute program where the children will be the stars, and everyone will participate in reenacting "Peter Pan."

Registration is under way. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Log onto library.carr.org/programs_news/programs.asp or call 410-386-4488 to register.


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