Activities calendar

13 January 2018

Lincoln & Davis Tour

During the Civil War, Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln both had connections to the house at 1201 E. Clay Street. Explore how the decisions, personalities, and families of these two men impacted their presidencies on this tour of the White House of the Confederacy. 

Learn more about the bicentennial of the house at

Civil War to Civil Rights: Stories of Resilience

In the roughly 100 years between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement, black Virginians achieved new freedom and civil rights while also facing new forms of threats. Explore how individual Americans in Central Virginia maintained their humanity in the face of these challenges and fought for their rights to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

11 AM: Dylan Pritchett, storyteller
Join storyteller Dylan Pritchett as he weaves together stories and songs from the Civil War era that examine the time, challenges, and gumption to move forward.

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