Off Site

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 6:30pm
Capital Ale House

A visitor to war-time Richmond would have had trouble believing it was the same place founded as a quiet village a century earlier. Experience a "virtual" tour of the war-time capital as we explore the changes wrought by war. With author Jack Trammel.

Jack Trammell is Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Mount Saint Mary’s University, and an award-winning author and researcher. He specializes in social history, disability, and ethnography. He is author of more than two dozen books, including The Richmond Slave Trade, and A Short History of Richmond. He lives in central Virginia with his wife Audrie, and can be reached at

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 6:30pm
Third Street Brewing, 312 W. 3rd Street, Farmville, VA 23901

Following the Emancipation Proclamation, the motivation to keep fighting the Civil War became clear to Confederate clergy. Ninety-six ministers met in Richmond to gather their thoughts and announce them in "An Address to the Christians Throughout the World." In the process, they revealed the heart of the Confederate cause, and offer us clues to understanding race and faith over time. With Chris Graham, ACWM.

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 6:00pm
The Graduate

Decimus Et. Ultimus Barziza was born in Williamsburg, Virginia and had a life typical of his generation. However, his Civil War experiences are far from average. Discover the story of this soldier, prisoner, blockade runner, and politician. With Drew Gruber of Civil War Trails. 

Drinks are on you, history is on us.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 6:00pm
Charley's - Lynchburg, 707 Graves Mill Rd., Lynchburg, VA 24502

While Lynchburg’s chief surgeon once told a woman that neither flies nor women were desirable in a hospital setting, she and her 500-member Ladies Aid Relief Society later had the most successful hospital in Civil War Lynchburg. Uncover how Ladies Aid Relief Societies shaped Civil War history. With Beth White, Author of “Remembering the Fallen”.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:30pm
International Center Commons, University of Richmond, VA, 23226

How have - and how should - the national soul-searching about the Confederacy and its legacies affect the way students of Civil War history engage with their subject? What does the future hold for the study of Confederate history in the wake of Charleston and Charlottesville? 

The 2018 Elizabeth Roller Bottimore lecture will address those and other questions in what promises to be a thoughtful and freewheeling discussion between two of America's most prominent scholars and Civil War public historians - Dr. Gary Gallagher and Dr. Edward Ayers. 

The lecture will held on October 18th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm at the International Center Commons on the University of Richmond campus. The event is free, but reservations are encouraged. 

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 6:30pm
Capital Ale House, 623 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219

Approximately 60,000 amputations were performed during the American Civil War. Most limbs were buried in mass graves, but a few received special attention. Uncover what became of some as we delve into amputation and its aftermath.

Speaker:  Kelly Hancock, ACWM

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:00pm
Third Street Brewing, 312 W. 3rd Street, Farmville, VA 23901

She was called “General Tubman” and the “Moses” of her people, yet there is much we do not know about this heroic “conductor” of the Underground Railroad who risked all to rescue others. Take an intimate look at the woman who may possibly be the face of the $20 bill one day. With Kelly Hancock, ACWM.

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,

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