BGES is proud to be partnering with the following organizations. Check them out by clicking on the links.
Medford Historical Society. The Medford Historical Society has one of the largest collections of original Civil War photographs. Blue and Gray Education Society and Medford Historical Society have partnered to make these photographs available in digital format.
The Lincolnarchives Digital Project. Lincolnarchives is the only website which will house all of the federal records related to the Lincoln White House years. This includes State, Treasury, War, Justice, Interior, etc. records. In addition, primary and secondary sources such as maps, photographs, newspaper articles, political cartoons, letters and journals, from the Library of Congress, all working together to present a new perspective on Lincoln and the Civil War era. This project is inventorying the holdings of the National Archives and will for the first time index holdings all the way to the box, documenting these records in their entirety. The Blue & Gray Education Society funds specific expenses of the project on a monthly basis.
Museum of the Confederacy. The Museum organizes and sponsors a variety of lectures and other special events and programs, inviting the public to join them in their exploration of American society in the 1800s. The BGES has formed a strategic partnership with the Museum. Members of the BGES will enjoy special benefits that are reserved for members of the Museum and its membership will enjoy reciprocal benefits with the BGES.
Certain of BGES tours in Europe are planned and conducted by Old Country Tours, a carefully selected organization with highly qualified European historians and over 20 years of experience planning and conducting educational events. Old Country Tours is run by Peter Gasgoyne-Lockwood who spent much of his childhood in various parts of the world. After school he joined the British Army and continued to travel and wherever possible used his spare time to study battlefield sites and the various campaigns.
South Carolina Historical Society. Established in 1855, the South Carolina Historical Society is dedicated to expanding, preserving, and making accessible its invaluable collection, and to encouraging interest and pride in the rich history of South Carolina. The BGES has formed a strategic partnership with the SCHS. Members of the BGES will enjoy special benefits that are reserved for members of the SCHS and its membership will enjoy reciprocal benefits with the BGES.
Yellow Ribbon Fund. “Welcoming Our Injured Service Members Home”. YRF and BGES have partnered together to offer free Civil War programs to injured vets from Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Pamplin Historical Park. Members of the Blue & Gray Education Society have donated to fund half the cost of a full size functioning Confederate 12 pounder Napoleon smooth bore cannon for use in their Civil War Adventure Camp.
Ford’s Theater. Blue and Gray Education Society members donated to fund the entire cost of replacing the Treasury Guards Regimental flag and two United States flags that adorned President Lincoln’s box the night of his assasination. The Treasury Guards flag was the one Booth caught his boot spur on which caused him to fall on the stage and break his leg. A dedication ceremony will be held on July 11, 2009 to formally transfer these flags to the Theater.