Historic Tredegar

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 6:30pm
Historic Tredegar

While recent events have focused on the United Daughters of the Confederacy's monument building efforts in the early 20th Century, Dr. Karen Cox argues that the Daughters had a far-reaching agenda with implications for race relations that are still with us today. Discover the UDC's work--especially its efforts to shape the worldview of young white southerners--during the organization's heyday between 1894 and World War I.

Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 1:00pm
Historic Tredegar

The bloodshed that resulted from the two-day Battle of Shiloh exceeded anything America had ever known in its history.  Learn how this battle unfolded and how the horrific casualty count rewrote America’s notions of war.

9/19 Foundry Series: Slavery from 1619 to the Civil War
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 6:00pm
Historic Tredegar

How did the “peculiar institution” grow into a system that enslaved nearly 4 million individuals in 1860? Examine the origins and expansion of American slavery and how it pushed the nation into war nearly 250 years after the first documented Africans arrived in Virginia.  

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 1:00pm
Historic Tredegar

Discover the untold stories of the Spangler family, their farm, the medical workers who labored to save lives, and the men who suffered and died there during the Battle of Gettysburg. With Ronald D. Kirkwood.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 5:00pm
Historic Tredegar

Workshop different strategies for tackling complicated history with ACWM educators and historian and educator Kevin Levin (also the author of Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War's Most Persistent Myth). How can we arm students with media literacy skills to counter myths? How can fostering empathy help us understand historical figures--iconic and lesser-known--as well as our role in history? Space is limited, register online today.

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 12:00pm
Historic Tredegar

Delve into the problems that generals Robert E. Lee and George G. Meade faced in the three month period between the battle of Gettysburg their encounter at Bristoe Station.  What decisions did each man make in an attempt to gain the advantage and secure victory? With author Jeffrey W. Hunt.

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