Appomattox

Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 11:00am
American Civil War Museum - Appomattox

Bring your artifacts from or related to the Civil War to the Museum to be examined by a panel of local experts. (Please note: evaluators will not offer formal appraisals.) 

Find out what you can do at home to take care of your photos, documents, and artifacts. Limit three items per person. 

Members: 1 item - $8, 2 items - $14, 3 items - $18
General Public: 1 item - $10, 2 items - $16, 3 items - $20 

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 6:30pm
American Civil War Museum - Appomattox

The 1862 battle between the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia was the first time that ironclad vessels engaged in combat in the history of the world. Delve into the battle, its aftermath, the crackpot inventions devised to defeat the Virginia, and the legacy of the Monitor.

With Jonathan White, Christopher Newport University.

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. 

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 1:00pm
American Civil War Museum - Appomattox

As one of an estimated 20,000 soldiers who underwent amputation during the Civil War, Thomas Colley’s memoirs reveal the challenges of living with what many might recognize today as post-traumatic stress disorder.  Join us as Michael Shaffer unveils Colley’s experiences and struggles as a soldier and a veteran.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 6:30pm
American Civil War Museum - Appomattox

On the Centennial of the November 11, 1918 Armistice, discover the surprising connections between World War I and the American Civil War.

With John Coski, ACWM.

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. Discover the interactions of the government and defense lawyers who worked on both sides of the Davis case, why the case never went to trial, and how it tested the legality of secession.

With Cynthia Nicoletti, University of Virginia School of Law.

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. 

With Hilary Green, University of Alabama.

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