Calendar of Events

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 6:00pm
Historic Tredegar
Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was the embodiment of Southern contradictions before the Civil War. Uncover how examining Jackson's life also caused the author to reflect on his own as a white Southerner in the 21st century. Join the author...
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 6:30pm
Patrick Henry's Pub & Grille | 2300 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23223
The most enduring image of American slavery is that of African Americans laboring in fields, but the industrialists of Richmond demonstrated that slavery could flourish in manufacturing. Examine the life and labor workers at Tredegar Iron Works...
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 6:30pm
Third Street Brewing | 312 W 3rd St, Farmville, VA 23901
One of Richmond’s unsung heroines is also one of its most reviled villains. Explore the life and legacy of this Richmond native, slaveowner, abolitionist, and spymaster. How did she infiltrate the Confederate government? How has her image...
9/11 Foundry Series: Slavery from 1619 to the Civil War
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 6:00pm
Historic Tredegar
How did the “peculiar institution” grow into a system that enslaved nearly 4 million individuals in 1860? Examine the origins and expansion of American slavery and how it pushed the nation into war nearly 250 years after the first...
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 1:00pm
Historic Tredegar
Discover the untold stories of the Spangler family, their farm, the medical workers who labored to save lives, and the men who suffered and died there during the Battle of Gettysburg. With Ronald D. Kirkwood.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 5:00pm
Historic Tredegar
Workshop different strategies for tackling complicated history with ACWM educators and historian and educator Kevin Levin (also the author of Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War's Most Persistent Myth). How can we arm students with...
Book Talk with Robert Schultz–War Memoranda
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:00pm
ACWM–Appomattox
For Walt Whitman, “the land entire” was the most fitting memorial to the war dead, “South or North, ours all.” Join us for a journey through Civil War memory and meaning as photographer Robert Schultz explores how his work...
Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War's Most Persistent Myth
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 6:00pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture | 428 N Arthur Ashe Boulevard Richmond, Virginia 23220
More than 150 years after the end of the Civil War, scores of websites, articles, and organizations repeat claims that anywhere between 500 and 100,000 free and enslaved African Americans fought willingly as soldiers in the Confederate army. But as...
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 7:30pm
International Center Commons, University of Richmond | 28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, VA 23173
  How does Douglass's 1869 "Composite Nation" speech, which argues that diversity and inclusion make a nation stronger, continue to resonate 150 years later? The 2019 Elizabeth Roller Bottimore will feature historian David...
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 5:00pm
Historic Tredegar
Join the American Civil War Museum at our brand new facility at Historic Tredegar for a relaxed educator-only open house. Enjoy wine, beer, and light refreshments while exploring ACWM's educator resources, from field trip programs to online...
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 12:00pm
Historic Tredegar
Delve into the problems that generals Robert E. Lee and George G. Meade faced in the three month period between the battle of Gettysburg their encounter at Bristoe Station.  What decisions did each man make in an attempt to gain the advantage...
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 6:00pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture | 428 N Arthur Ashe Boulevard Richmond, Virginia 23220
The Civil War resulted in the emancipation of 4 million enslaved African Americans. Explore how the choices and events in the transition from enslavement to freedom continue to shape the lives of Americans over 150 years later. FEATURING: Ta-...

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