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.
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.
Discover what life was like in pre-war Richmond (from 1818-1860) by exploring Richmond society and politics during the time of the house’s first wealthy and influential owners. With Dr. Gregg Kimball (Library of Virginia).