Calendar of Events

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 6:00pm
Historic Tredegar

Even during the Civil War era, political parties attempted to influence the makeup of the Supreme Court to further political agendas. Uncover how Lincoln and the Republicans reshaped the Court to advance the twin causes of liberty and union.

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 6:30pm
Triple Crossing Brewery - Fulton, 5203 Hatcher Street, Richmond VA 23231

Discover the stories of African Americans, who were the first of their generation to experience freedom after the Civil War and emancipation.  Find out what the research at East End and Evergreen cemeteries has revealed. 

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 1:00pm
White House of the Confederacy

Heavily damaged during the battle of Antietam, the Dunker Church served as a hospital after the battle and later suffered collapse before being rebuilt.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 1:30pm
Historic Tredegar

The American Civil War Museum's Board of Directors, Christy Coleman, CEO and Waite Rawls, President of the ACWM Foundation, and the ACWM's Opening Ceremonies Committee invite you to the first opening event in the new museum -

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 9:30am
Library of Virginia

The 2019 Symposium will share with attendees some of the ideas and insights that have informed the planning of the Museum’s new flagship exhibition, “A People’s Contest: Struggles for Nation and Freedom in Civil War America.” The symposium will...

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 6:30pm
23rd and Main

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?

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 6:30pm
Charley's - Lynchburg

Even before Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, ordinary people in Central Virginia felt the drama of the Civil War.

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.

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.

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.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 6:30pm
Third Street Brewing, Farmville

Unearth how primary sources and a U.S. cavalryman’s sketch map led to the discovery of a portion of the battlefield at Appomattox Station.

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. 

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