Calendar of Events

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 9:30am
Historic Tredegar
Though people like Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee are, to many, synonymous with the Civil War, their symbolic status is just a fraction of the story that shaped the modern United States. Join us to explore the War through the stories of the...
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 6:00pm
Historic Tredegar
Discover how the Civil War forever changed the government's role in the national economy and the relationships between people, markets, and the government in ways that reverberate into the present day. Featuring: Michael Caires, Ph.D...
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 6:30pm
American Civil War Museum - Appomattox
After his 1865 capture, the United States charged former Confederate president Jefferson Davis with treason. Discover the interactions of the government and defense lawyers who worked on both sides of the Davis case, why the case never went to trial...
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 6:30pm
Third Street Brewing, Farmville
They were wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters –but also soldiers. For much of modern history, women have gone to the battlefield, so there is no surprise they did this during our country’s deadliest war.  Led by Morgan Floyd...
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 10:00am
Historic Tredegar
  Join us from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and uncover the many stories of how the Civil War, Emancipation, and their legacies shaped and continue to impact our community. In particular, join us to commemorate the 150th anniversary...
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 1:00pm
Historic Tredegar
  For most people, the first - and sometimes only - place they learn about the Civil War is in school. Explore how both the teaching and our understanding of history shape each other, and what that might mean for teaching the next generation...
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 6:30pm
Havana 59
Silas Omohundro was a white slave trader in pre-Civil War Richmond. His third wife Corinna and their children were legally his human property. Encounter the contrasts between Silas’ family and material life and that of the enslaved people he...
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 2:00pm
ACWM Appomattox
The American Civil War began with a laying down of arms by Union troops at Fort Sumter, and ended with a series of surrenders, most famously at Appomattox Courthouse. In the intervening four years, both Union and Confederate forces surrendered en...
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 2:00pm
White House of the Confederacy
The American Civil War began with a laying down of arms by Union troops at Fort Sumter, and ended with a series of surrenders, most famously at Appomattox Courthouse. In the intervening four years, both Union and Confederate forces surrendered en...
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 6:00pm
Historic Tredegar
You are invited to the first gala of the new American Civil War Museum facility at Historic Tredegar. Your gala ticket supports the American Legacy Capital Campaign and will make you part of history.   Please arrive at 6:00 p.m. for a...
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 1:00pm
Historic Tredegar
Think you know all there is to know about President Lincoln’s assassination? Think again, as attorney and author Christopher Lyle McIlwain delves into the story of George Washington Gayle, the man behind the deadly scheme to kill Lincoln, Vice...
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 6:30pm
Capital Ale House
Prohibition on buying and selling intoxicating beverages is not unique to the 1920s. Explore the drinking habits of 19th century imbibers and the government's crackdown in wartime Richmond. Speaker:  Robert Hancock, ACWM  
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 6:30pm
American Civil War Museum - Appomattox
Explore African American education after the Civil War, including Freedmen Schools, initial state-funded public schools, early historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and the failed Blair Education Bill of 1890.  With Hilary...

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