Emancipation Proclamation lesson

Officials with Harpers Ferry National Historical Park have put together a special Black History Month exhibit entitled, “The Emancipation Proclamation: A New Birth of Freedom.” Through the end of February, the display can be viewed on the second floor of the John Brown Museum on Shenandoah Street.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s historic declaration granting freedom to enslaved Americans. For details, call the Park Information Center at 304-535-6029.

Civil War program

Tonight brings another Harpers Ferry Civil War Roundtable program – this time a talk on three train robberies that happened along the B&O line here late in the Civil War.

Martinsburg South Middle School history teacher Steve French, author of the just-published “Rebel Chronicles: Raiders, Scouts and Train Robbers of the Upper-Potomac,” will deliver the program, which begins at 8 p.m. at Camp Hill Methodist Church.

The talk is free and open to the public. For details, contact Kyle Wichtendahl (301-639-8855 or kfwichtendahl@gmail.com).

‘Suite’ deal

Christine Brewer, Holly Legg, David Porterfield, Linda Romero, Katie Kennedy and Pee Wee -– an adorable 2.5-pound Chihuahua – are among those taking center stage this weekend as “Suite Surrender” continues at the Old Opera House.

See the Michael McKeever farce, set in a luxurious Palm Beach, Fla., hotel in 1942, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday or 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the theater at 204 N. George St. in Charles Town. To reserve tickets or get details, visit oldoperahouse.org or call the box office at 304-725-4420.

Free film

The Shepherdstown Film Society on Friday offers a free showing of “Round Midnight,” the 1986 French film directed by Bertrand Tavernier.

The movie, which focuses on a fictional jazz musician struggling with alcoholism in 1950s New York, won Herbie Hancock an Oscar for best original score.

The showing, set to begin at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Hall on the campus of Shepherd University, is co-sponsored by the school’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. It’s part of Shepherd’s Black History Month celebration.

– Compiled by Christine Miller Ford

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