Q&A with Ben Cleary

Ben Cleary, author of Searching for Stonewall Jackson, will be at the American Civil War Museum–Historic Tredegar next Thursday with Evans Hopkins at 6PM to discuss Cleary's book and how we represent and interpret history going forward. We caught up with Cleary and asked him about his work and his influences. 

Book Talk Q&A with John Reeves

Make plans to join us for a book talk this Saturday with John Reeves. In his book, The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee, Reeves tells the story of the forgotten legal and moral case that was made against the Confederate general after the Civil War. The actual indictment went missing for 72 years. Over the past 150 years, the indictment against Lee after the War has both literally and figuratively disappeared from our national consciousness. The talk is included with Museum admission. Mr.

Suggested Resources for Talking About Slavery, Race, and the Civil War with Children

Compiled by our Education Team

Books for You as a Parent or Teacher

There is always more to explore when it comes to history--historians ask new questions and find new sources every day. If you’re new to teaching the Civil War era or approaching it with your own children and feel unprepared, here are some great books that provide information about slavery, the Civil War, and its legacies, as well as how to talk about these complicated topics with children.


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