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.
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.
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.
Silas Omohundro was a white slave trader in pre-Civil War Richmond. His third wife Corinna and their children were legally his human property.
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.
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.