Historic Tredegar

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 9:30am
Historic Tredegar

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. Join us to explore the War through the stories of the people who lived it, and how their lives changed during the War. What choices did people make then—and what choices do we make today that could impact the future? Uncover Civil War Richmond from Brown’s Island, encounter real people through replica artifacts, and get an exclusive look at the brand new American Civil War Museum at Historic Tredegar.


Option 1: Guided museum tour, Boredom, Blisters, and Bullets program, Brown's Island tour (9:30am -12:00pm)

  • Online tickets:  $10/student, $16/adult

  • Day-of tickets:  $12/student, $18/adult

Option 2: Self-guided museum tour, Boredom, Blisters, and Bullets program, Brown's Island tour (1:00 - 3:30pm)

  • Online tickets: $6/student; $12/adult

  • Day-of tickets: $8/student, $14/adult

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 6:00pm
Historic Tredegar

Discover how the Civil War forever changed the government's role in the national economy and the relationships between people, markets, and the government in ways that reverberate into the present day.


Michael Caires, Ph.D., research associate at the John L. Nau Center for Civil War History, UVA.

Panelists: Renee Haltom, Regional Executive and Research Publications Editor, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; and Madame Treasurer, Nichole R. Armstead, Office of the City Treasurer

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 10:00am
Historic Tredegar
Join us from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and uncover the many stories of how the Civil War, Emancipation, and their legacies shaped and continue to impact our community.
In particular, join us to commemorate the 150th anniversary of public education in Virginia. 
People of all ages can explore the past and present through hands-on activities, living history, and performances featuring a wide selection of community partners from Greater Richmond. 
Detailed schedule and list of participants coming soon.
For a list of previous partners, click here
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 1:00pm
Historic Tredegar
For most people, the first - and sometimes only - place they learn about the Civil War is in school. Explore how both the teaching and our understanding of history shape each other, and what that might mean for teaching the next generation of students. 
Lauranett Lee, Ph.D., University of Richmond
Donovan Livingston, Educator and Poet  
Atif Qarni, Virginia Secretary of Education
Kathryn Shively, Ph.D., VCU
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 6:00pm
Historic Tredegar
You are invited to the first gala of the new American Civil War Museum facility at Historic Tredegar. Your gala ticket supports the American Legacy Capital Campaign and will make you part of history.
Please arrive at 6:00 p.m. for a cocktail hour, dinner, and performances. Tony Award-winning television and movie actress, and Lynchburg, VA native, Faith Prince will be the emcee and performer for the evening. Following dinner, a ribbon cutting ceremony will officially open the new, state-of-the-art facility and you will be welcome to tour the building.
The dress code for the event is business attire. The address for the event is 500 Tredegar Street Richmond, VA 23219. 


$50,000  Chair 

(Table of 10) ~ Gold Table

Best Priority Seating for Gala

Prominent listing and full page program ad

Private tour for table and cocktail reception with Faith Prince 

12 passes to a special fall opening event

20 guest passes to the ACWM


$25,000 Vice Chair

(Table of 10) ~ Silver Table

Priority Seating for Gala

Prominent listing and full page program ad

Private tour for table and cocktail reception with Faith Prince 

10 passes to a special fall opening event

15 guest passes to the ACWM 


$10,000  Leader

(Table of 10) ~ Platinum Table

Priority Seating for Gala

Prominent listing 1/2 page full page program ad

4 passes to a special fall opening event

10 guest passes to the ACWM


$250.00 per ticket ~ Committee Member

Listing in the Gala Program

Viewing of the museum after the Gala

Cocktail reception 

2 guest passes to the ACWM

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 1:00pm
Historic Tredegar

Think you know all there is to know about President Lincoln’s assassination? Think again, as attorney and author Christopher Lyle McIlwain delves into the story of George Washington Gayle, the man behind the deadly scheme to kill Lincoln, Vice President Andrew Johnson, and Secretary of State William Seward

Christopher Lyle McIlwain, Sr., has been practicing law for more than three decades in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. His other passion is the study of nineteenth century history. He is the author of two previous books, Civil War Alabama (U. of Alabama Press, 2016), the winner of the McMillan Prize, and 1865 Alabama: From Civil War to Uncivil Peace (U. of Alabama Press, 2017). Chris has also published several articles in a variety of history journals. 

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