Calendar of Events

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 12:00pm
The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox

Join us for a fall day full of crafts, vendors, live music, delicious food, and finish it off with an outdoor screening of Abraham Lincoln, Vampire...

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 1:00pm
White House and Museum of the Confederacy

During battle at a place called Seven Pines, an artillery shell wounded Confederate commander Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. His replacement, Gen. Robert E.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox

Grab your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy an outdoor movie on the lawn of the Museum. Come earlier for activities including historical kids’ games and tasty snacks from local food vendors.

History's Heroes, Civil War, Homeschool Day, White House
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 10:00am
White House and Museum of the Confederacy

What makes a person a hero? How do we choose to remember them? Join us for special family-friendly activities at the White House of the Confederacy to explore heroes of the Civil War era – both famous and lesser-known.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 6:30pm
The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox

The Civil War placed new and unique strains on 19th-century Americans, and their nightly visions reflected those hardships.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:30pm
Off Site at The Hippodrome Theater, 528 North Second St., Richmond

Based on Ed Ayers’ new book, The Thin Light of Freedom: Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America, this dramatic presentation presents the voices of soldiers and citizens, free and enslaved, who were affected by the Civil War...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 12:00pm
White House and Museum of the Confederacy

What do forensic ballistics, Robert E. Lee, and a German assassin have in common? Join us as author Ann Marie Ackermann delves into the fascinating true story of an 1835 murder not solved until 1872.

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox

What facts and perspectives do we need to consider in order to understand the Confederate statues on Richmond’s Monument Avenue?

History Happy Hour,
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
Off Site at Capital Ale House, 623 E. Main Street Richmond, VA

What facts and perspectives do we need to consider in order to understand the Confederate statues on Richmond’s Monument Avenue?

History Happy Hour,
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 6:30pm
Off Site at Charley’s- Lynchburg, 707 Graves Mill Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502

Union surgeon and feminist Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the first and only woman to receive the U.S. Medal of Honor. Discover how she ended up in the Richmond prison, Castle Thunder. Why did President Andrew Johnson award her the Medal of Honor?...

Foundry Series Nov banner
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:00pm
Historic Tredegar

Throughout the country’s history, the United States government has had a complicated (and often violent) relationship with tribal nations.

Featuring:

History Happy Hour,
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 6:30pm
Off Site at Triple Crossing Bewing- Fulton, 5203 Hatcher St, Richmond, VA 23231

Following the Emancipation Proclamation, the motivation to keep fighting the Civil War became clear to clergy in the Confederacy.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 6:30pm
Off Site at Macado's, 200 E 3rd St, Farmville, VA 23901

What would you do if you couldn’t afford to feed your family? By Spring 1863, women in cities across the South who faced this very question needed help. Explore the Richmond Bread Riot and discover how women made their plight known.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 6:30pm
The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox

No Civil War guerrilla cut such a wide swath as Champ Ferguson. He claimed to have murdered 120 men by the War’s end, and soon after, was convicted and executed for killing 53 men.

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 6:30pm
Off Site at Capital Ale House, 623 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219

After Lincoln's election, Virginians had a choice to make: Union or secession? In January 1861 the Virginia General Assembly authorized a state convention to act for Virginia during the impending crisis.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 6:30pm
Off Site at Bull Daddy's, 7643 Richmond Hwy, Appomattox, VA 24522

Evolutions in firearm technology not only altered the course of the War, but also increased the brutality and suffering of those involved.

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 6:30pm
Off Site at a location to be determined

More information coming soon!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 6:30pm
Off Site at Charley’s- Lynchburg, 707 Graves Mill Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502

At the outbreak of the Civil War, many Virginian officers faced the choice of siding with the Union or their birth state.

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 6:30pm
The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox

Born into slavery in Beaufort, South Carolina, Robert Smalls escaped bondage and became a Union military hero.

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 6:30pm
Off Site at Capital Ale House, 623 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219

She was called “General Tubman” and the “Moses” of her people, yet there is much we do not know about this heroic “conductor” of the Underground Railroad who risked all to rescue others.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 6:30pm
Off Site at Macado's, 200 E 3rd St, Farmville, VA 23901

Born into enslavement in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Elizabeth Keckly purchased her freedom and gained renown as a dress designer to both Varina Davis and Mary Lincoln. Discover how Keckly became a confidant to Mrs.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 6:30pm
The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox

During the 1862 Shenandoah Valley and Peninsula campaigns, Union and Confederate soldiers faced harsh environmental conditions, which contributed to escalating disease and diminished morale.

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 6:30pm
Off Site at a location to be determined

Just one day after the Union Army occupied Richmond - and ten days before he was shot - President Abraham Lincoln arrived to tour the city.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 6:30pm
Off Site at Bull Daddy's, 7643 Richmond Hwy, Appomattox, VA 24522

In Summer 1862, the Union economy nearly ground to a halt as pennies, nickels, and dimes mysteriously disappeared.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 6:30pm
The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox

What made the Confederacy a nation? What made it so different from the United States as to warrant national independence?

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 6:30pm
Off Site at a location to be determined

Information coming soon!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 6:30pm
Off Site at Charley’s- Lynchburg, 707 Graves Mill Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502

With Greg Starbuck, Historic Sandusky.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 6:30pm
The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox

The surrender of Confederate armies at Appomattox, Greensboro, and elsewhere during the spring of 1865 brought the Civil War’s formal hostilities to an end. But did those surrenders really end the Civil War?

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