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December 2021

Book Talk with Jonathan White: My Work Among the Freedmen

December 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Between 1863 and 1871, Harriet M. Buss of Sterling, Massachusetts, taught former slaves in three different regions of the South. A white, educated Baptist woman, she initially saw herself as on a mission to the freed people of the Confederacy but over time developed a shared mission with her students and devoted herself to training the next generation of Black teachers. Delve into the world of Civil War and Reconstruction through the eyes of a teacher. Jonathan W. White is…

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Guided Tours at Historic Tredegar

December 4 - December 5
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Historic Tredegar, 480 Tredegar St.
Richmond, VA 23219

The ACWM is offering two limited, in-person tours of our Historic Tredegar location led by our skilled interpreters. On Saturday, December 4, and Sunday, December 5, join us for two small-group guided tours of our Historic Tredegar exhibit, "A People's Contest: Struggles for Nation and Freedom in Civil War America." The first tour begins at 11:00 a.m. followed by another at 2:00 p.m. This brand-new offering is limited to 15 people on a first-come-first-serve basis, per time slot. The guided tours…

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Member Shopping Days

December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 19, 2021 at 12:00 pm

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As a thank you to our members, this December the ACWM is offering exclusive member shopping days featuring in-person deals at our Historic Tredegar and Appomattox locations.  ACWM members will receive 25% off all purchases. Join us for refreshments, shop a wide array of curated merchandise, and receive a free ACWM tote bag when you spend more than $100.  Member shopping days are NOON to 4PM on Sunday, December 5 and Sunday, December 19, at ACWM - Historic Tredegar only;…

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History Happy Hour: Petty Differences

December 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Summerfield Petty mortified his family by remaining loyal to the United States and serving in the Union Army. Thomas Petty remained loyal to Virginia, fought for the Confederacy, and is buried in Arlington Cemetery. What can we learn by studying the saga of the Petty brothers? With John Coski, ACWM

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Book Talk with Meg Groeling: First Fallen

December 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Colonel Elmer Ellsworth was the first Union officer killed in the American Civil War. When it happened, on May 24, 1861, the entire North was aghast. Ellsworth was a celebrity; he had just finished traveling with his famed U.S. Zouave Cadets drill team. Through the use of archival resources, diaries, personal letters, newspapers, and other accounts examine Ellsworth’s complex, fascinating life. Meg Groeling is a regular contributor to the blog Emerging Civil War, exploring subjects beyond the battlefield such as…

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Member Shopping Days

December 19 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 19, 2021 at 12:00 pm

ACWM tote bag product shot against a white backaground.

As a thank you to our members, this December the ACWM is offering exclusive member shopping days featuring in-person deals at our Historic Tredegar and Appomattox locations.  ACWM members will receive 25% off all purchases. Join us for refreshments, shop a wide array of curated merchandise, and receive a free ACWM tote bag when you spend more than $100.  Member shopping days are NOON to 4PM on Sunday, December 5 and Sunday, December 19, at ACWM - Historic Tredegar only;…

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