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White House Wednesday | Mary O'Melia

By Bryce VanStavern
White House Specialist

One of the things we try to do as the education and interpretive staff at the American Civil War Museum is make sure our visitors understand how war affects everyone. It is not just soldiers that get caught up in the onslaught of war. Civilians too can find their lives drastically changed. One such person during the American Civil War was Mary O’Melia.

White House Wednesday | White House Evening Tours Give Voice to Untold Stories

By Patrick Saylor
Director, Marketing Communication

Old homes hold many stories within their walls, and the house at 12th and Clay Streets in Richmond is no exception. As the residence of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family from 1861-1865, the White House was the scene of many conversations and interactions, both public and private, among family members, free and enslaved servants, and visitors.

Ice Cream and Family History

By Patrick Saylor
Director, Marketing Communication

On Sunday, October 30, share your family's stories of the past and enjoy ice cream on us at the Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox. From noon to 4 p.m., "Rediscovering Your Stories" will highlight the work of current researchers who are working to better understand the experience of people who lived in and around central Virginia during the Civil War, and how those communities today are impacted by the war and its legacies.

Visitors are encouraged to:

Historian Jack Davis to introduce new book Oct. 15 in Appomattox

 

By Patrick Saylor
Director, Marketing Communication

Historian William C. "Jack" Davis will introduce his latest book, "Inventing Loreta Valesquez: Confederate Soldier Impersonator, Media Celebrity and Con Artist,"  Saturday, Oct. 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox. Following his presentation, he will be available to sign copies of the book.

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