Heavily damaged during the battle of Antietam, the Dunker Church served as a hospital after the battle and later suffered collapse before being rebuilt.
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 -
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...
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?
Even before Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, ordinary people in Central Virginia felt the drama of the Civil War.
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.
After his 1865 capture, the United States charged former Confederate president Jefferson Davis with treason.
They were wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters –but also soldiers.
Silas Omohundro was a white slave trader in pre-Civil War Richmond. His third wife Corinna and their children were legally his human property.
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
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.