During battle at a place called Seven Pines, an artillery shell wounded Confederate commander Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. His replacement, Gen. Robert E. Lee, stabilized the army and vowed, “Richmond must not be given up!" Join author Doug Crenshaw for this talk exploring the birth of the Army of Northern Virginia during the Seven Days Battles.
What makes a person a hero? How do we choose to remember them? Join us for special family-friendly activities at the White House of the Confederacy to explore heroes of the Civil War era – both famous and lesser-known. Explore the White House of the Confederacy on a special guided tour examining daring people who lived, worked, or visited during the War. Discover new ways to learn about the past through a hands-on investigation of reproduction artifacts, and create your own monument to a hero from your life in a 45-minute classroom program.
History's Heroes Program (45 minutes): 10:00 and 1:00
Special White House Tours (45 minutes): 11:30 and 2:30
Space for White House tours and programs is limited, so registration is required. Contact: Tally Botzer at 804-649-1861 x122 or email@example.com to register.
What do forensic ballistics, Robert E. Lee, and a German assassin have in common? Join us as author Ann Marie Ackermann delves into the fascinating true story of an 1835 murder not solved until 1872.