Off Site

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 6:30pm
Bottoms Up Pizza, 1700 Dock Street, Richmond, VA 23223

Ambrose Burnside is remembered for some doozies, but nothing quite stacks up to his ill-fated leadership during the battle of Fredericksburg. While he does deserve some of the blame, the U.S. Army’s loss there wasn't entirely his fault.

Speaker: Chris Mackowski, EmergingCivilWar.com

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 6:30pm
Capital Ale House, 623 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219

They were wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters –but also soldiers. For much of modern history, women have gone to the battlefield, so there is no surprise they did this during our country’s deadliest war.

Speaker:  Morgan Floyd, ACWM

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 9:30am
Library of Virginia

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 feature the historian advisers who helped shape the exhibit lecturing on the importance of military history, of African Americans, and of Southern Unionists, and fundamental questions of causation and “contingency” in the Civil War.

In addition to the historian advisers, the symposium will feature a keynote address by Jon Meacham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, George H. W. Bush, and most recently, author of The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels. The symposium will be held at the Library of Virginia (800 E. Broad St., Richmond, Virginia, 23219) on Saturday, March 2, from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 pm.

Other speakers include: 

Dr. Edward Ayers is Tucker-Boatwright Professor of History and President Emeritus, University of Richmond, and president of the Museum’s Board of Trustees.

Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander is Professor of History and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Norfolk State University and formerly director of the Joseph Jenkins Roberts Center for African Diaspora Studies.

Dr. Paul Quigley is James I. Robertson, Jr., Associate Professor in Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech and director of the Center of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies.

Dr. Kathryn Shively is Associate Professor of History at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr. Elizabeth Varon is Langbourne Williams Professor of American History at the University of Virginia and associate director of the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History.

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 6:30pm
23rd and Main

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? How has her image evolved over time?

Speaker: Tally Botzer, ACWM

 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 6:30pm
Charley's - Lynchburg

Even before Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, ordinary people in Central Virginia felt the drama of the Civil War. Explore some of the stories of ordinary people uncovered during the research for the Museum’s current exhibit, “Local Stories, National Struggle: The Civil War in Appomattox and Lynchburg.”

Speaker: Adam Dean, University of Lynchburg
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 6:30pm
Havana 59

Silas Omohundro was a white slave trader in pre-Civil War Richmond. His third wife Corinna and their children were legally his human property. Encounter the contrasts between Silas’ family and material life and that of the enslaved people he bought and sold.

Speaker:  Emmanuel Dabney, Historian

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 6:30pm
Third Street Brewing, Farmville

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. Using archeology to confirm its location, the site has now been preserved and is interpreted by a national preservation group. With Chris Calkins, Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park.

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 6:30pm
Capital Ale House

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  

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