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April 2020

History Happy Hour: Bread or Blood

April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Register 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.Speaker: Kelly Hancock, ACWMJoin us for this web program starting at 6:30 PM on April 13!This event is free but registration is required for streaming access.

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History Happy Hour: Limbs, Lost & Found

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Register Approximately 60,000 amputations were performed during the American Civil War. Most limbs were buried in mass graves, but a few received special attention. Uncover what became of some as we delve into amputation and its aftermath.Speaker: Kelly Hancock, ACWMTune in at 6:30 PM April 27 for this History Happy Hour.This event is free but registration required for streaming access.

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May 2020

History Happy Hour: Black Churches in the Post-Emancipation Struggle

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Register Pair your favorite at-home beverage with this history lesson! All History Happy Hours are free but registration is required for streaming access. How did the creation of the black citizen affect the political engagement of black churches?  Discover the changes brought about as black people became leaders in their own churches and learn how these churches created the political success of one of the most famous biracial political coalitions of the post-emancipation era—the Readjuster Movement. Speaker: Nicole Turner, VCU Because…

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History Happy Hour: Such as War–The Looting of Fredericksburg

May 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Register Pair your favorite at-home beverage with this history lesson! All History Happy Hours are free but registration is required for streaming access. Have you ever found yourself in possession of an enemy town, drunk, and chasing a pig? In the chaos that ensued after US troops took Fredericksburg, soldiers described not only the unfathomable scene but also the underlying motivations which drove them to loot the city. Speaker:  Beth Parnicza, Appomattox Court House, NPS Because we have closed our doors…

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Foundry Series: Humans and the Environment

May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free
Modern-day soldier standing in a field

Register Humans and the environment are inextricably linked.  From disease and weather, to landscapes destroyed by battles, discover how this interconnectedness played out during the Civil War as armies struggled to deal with nature and left their impact on the environment.  How was the Civil War crucially important in shaping current American attitudes about nature and wilderness?   Speakers:  Dr. Timothy Silver and Dr. Judkin Browning, Appalachian State University Because we have closed our doors temporarily for the safety of…

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