Appomattox

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 6:30pm
The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox

Every engagement during the American Civil War contained elements of human drama, but few were as profound as those found when members of the 54th Massachusetts assaulted Battery Wagner outside Charleston, South Carolina, in the summer of 1863. Explore how the 1989 film Glory chronicled the historical events in which this regiment of black troops won enduring fame. With Brian S. Wills, Kennesaw State University. 

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. Uncover how Smalls continued to promote African American rights with a soldier’s tenacity after the War, even in the face of rising racism in the late 1800s. With Bernard Powers, College of Charleston. 

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. Discover how, in response to such conditions, the men forged informal networks of health care and adopted self-care habits, testing the boundaries of military discipline. With Kathryn S. Meier, Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 6:30pm
Off Site at Pino's Pizza & Italian Restaurant, 7809 Richmond Hwy Appomattox, VA 24522

In Summer 1862, the Union economy nearly ground to a halt as pennies, nickels, and dimes mysteriously disappeared. Discover how northerners reacted, where the coins went, and what it tells us about the changing landscape of capitalism and government in the mid-1800s. With Michael Caires, University of Virginia. 

As space is limited, reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by contacting Josie Butler at jbutler@acwm.org or 434-352-5791 ext. 203. Come early to grab a drink and a good seat.

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:00am
The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox

Join the PALAS living history reenactors at the Museum’s cabin as they demonstrate activities that many women of the era did during the Civil War, including hearth cooking, sewing, and supply preparation for soldiers. Featuring special guest woodworker Michael Gust.

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 10:00am
The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox

Join the PALAS living history reenactors at the Museum’s cabin as they demonstrate activities that many women of the era did during the Civil War, including hearth cooking, sewing, and supply preparation for soldiers. Featuring special guest woodworker Michael Gust.

Presentations end at 3:00 pm Sunday. 

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? Throughout the Civil War, Confederates endeavored to define their nation using a potent combination of American history, southern racial ideals, and negative images of “The Yankee.” With Paul Quigley, Virginia Tech.
 

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? Explore the ways in which the nation was torn for years to come. With Edward L. Ayers, University of Richmond. 

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 10:00am
The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox

Join the PALAS living history reenactors at the Museum’s cabin as they demonstrate activities that many women of the era did during the Civil War, including hearth cooking, sewing, and supply preparation for soldiers.

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 10:00am
The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox

Join the PALAS living history reenactors at the Museum’s cabin as they demonstrate activities that many women of the era did during the Civil War, including hearth cooking, sewing, and supply preparation for soldiers.

Presentations end at 3:00 pm Sunday. 

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