Off Site

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:30pm
Off Site at The Hippodrome Theater, 528 North Second St., Richmond

Based on Ed Ayers’ new book, The Thin Light of Freedom: Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America, this dramatic presentation presents the voices of soldiers and citizens, free and enslaved, who were affected by the Civil War and its aftermath. Their stories focus on diverse characters from a Northern community and a Southern community, one in Pennsylvania and one in Virginia, both in the great valley that cuts across the Mason Dixon Line. Hear the voices of diverse characters as they work to make sense of the changes wrought by war, emancipation, and freedom.

Learn more about the program.

History Happy Hour,
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
Off Site at Capital Ale House, 623 E. Main Street Richmond, VA

What facts and perspectives do we need to consider in order to understand the Confederate statues on Richmond’s Monument Avenue? This program will attempt to make sense of the ongoing public discussions about contextualizing Confederate statues – in Richmond and beyond. With John Coski, ACWM.

History Happy Hour,
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 6:30pm
Off Site at Charley’s- Lynchburg, 707 Graves Mill Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502

Union surgeon and feminist Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the first and only woman to receive the U.S. Medal of Honor. Discover how she ended up in the Richmond prison, Castle Thunder. Why did President Andrew Johnson award her the Medal of Honor? What happened to her after the war? With Tally Botzer, ACWM

History Happy Hour,
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 6:30pm
Off Site at Triple Crossing Bewing- Fulton, 5203 Hatcher St, Richmond, VA 23231

Following the Emancipation Proclamation, the motivation to keep fighting the Civil War became clear to clergy in the Confederacy. 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. Led by Chris Graham, The American Civil War Museum. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 6:30pm
Off Site at Macado's, 200 E 3rd St, Farmville, VA 23901

What would you do if you couldn’t afford to feed your family? By Spring 1863, women in cities across the South who faced this very question needed help. Explore the Richmond Bread Riot and discover how women made their plight known. With Kelly Hancock, ACWM.

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 6:30pm
Off Site at Capital Ale House, 623 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219

After Lincoln's election, Virginians had a choice to make: Union or secession? In January 1861 the Virginia General Assembly authorized a state convention to act for Virginia during the impending crisis. Discover how members of the "Virginia Convention of 1861" faced the terrible task of deciding the fate of Virginia, and perhaps the nation. With Mark Greenough, Virginia State Capitol.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 6:30pm
Off Site at Bull Daddy's, 7643 Richmond Hwy, Appomattox, VA 24522

Evolutions in firearm technology not only altered the course of the War, but also increased the brutality and suffering of those involved. Discover how manufacturing capacity, military tactics, and wound treatments compounded the impact of technological advancements, leading to the greatest loss of American life in U.S. military history. With Rod Stanley, American Civil War Museum. 

As space is limited, reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by contacting Josie Butler at jbutler@acwm.org or 434-352-5791 ext. 203. Come early to grab a drink and a good seat.

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 6:30pm
Off Site at a location to be determined

More information coming soon!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 6:30pm
Off Site at Charley’s- Lynchburg, 707 Graves Mill Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502

At the outbreak of the Civil War, many Virginian officers faced the choice of siding with the Union or their birth state. Uncover the stories of men who decided to remain loyal to the United States rather than joining Confederate military forces.  With Kevin Shroyer.

As space is limited, reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by contacting Josie Butler at jbutler@acwm.org or 434-352-5791 ext. 203. Come early to grab a drink and a good seat.

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 6:30pm
Off Site at Capital Ale House, 623 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219

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. Join us for an intimate look at the woman who soon will be the face of the $20 bill. With Kelly Hancock, American Civil War Museum.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 6:30pm
Off Site at Macado's, 200 E 3rd St, Farmville, VA 23901

Born into enslavement in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Elizabeth Keckly purchased her freedom and gained renown as a dress designer to both Varina Davis and Mary Lincoln. Discover how Keckly became a confidant to Mrs. Lincoln, and helped to establish an organization dedicated to easing the suffering of newly freed people in contraband camps. With Elvatrice Belsches, Central Virginia African-American Genealogical and Historical Society.

As space is limited, reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by contacting Josie Butler at jbutler@acwm.org or 434-352-5791 ext. 203. Come early to grab a drink and a good seat.

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 6:30pm
Off Site at a location to be determined

Just one day after the Union Army occupied Richmond - and ten days before he was shot - President Abraham Lincoln arrived to tour the city. Explore what he saw here, the decisions he made, and how his visit offers a unique look into his evolving vision of a post-war future. With Mike Gorman, Richmond National Battlefield Park.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 6:30pm
Off Site at Bull Daddy's, 7643 Richmond Hwy, Appomattox, VA 24522

In Summer 1862, the Union economy nearly ground to a halt as pennies, nickels, and dimes mysteriously disappeared. Discover how northerners reacted, where the coins went, and what it tells us about the changing landscape of capitalism and government in the mid-1800s. With Michael Caires, University of Virginia. 

As space is limited, reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by contacting Josie Butler at jbutler@acwm.org or 434-352-5791 ext. 203. Come early to grab a drink and a good seat.

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 6:30pm
Off Site at a location to be determined

Information coming soon!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 6:30pm
Off Site at Charley’s- Lynchburg, 707 Graves Mill Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502

With Greg Starbuck, Historic Sandusky.

As space is limited, reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by contacting Josie Butler at jbutler@acwm.org or 434-352-5791 ext. 203. Come early to grab a drink and a good seat.

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