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April 2020

Matthew Aucoin’s “Crossing” and Cast Q & A

April 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Free
For men in suits bow after their opera performance "Crossing" in the ACWM Tredegar lobby

The American Civil War Museum presents a streaming of Matthew' Aucoin's opera, The Crossing. Inspired by poet Walt Whitman’s experiences tending to wounded soldiers during the Civil War, the opera addresses the question, "What is it, then, between us?" Register today to stream the performance of The Crossing, which was the inaugural event in the American Civil War Museum's new building in 2019, followed by a Q&A with members of the cast. Once registered, you will have access to the…

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History Happy Hour: Bread or Blood

April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$5
History Happy Hour: Bread or Blood

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! Link coming soon!

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History Happy Hour: Limbs, Lost & Found

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$5
History Happy Hour: Limbs, Lost & Found

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. Link coming soon!

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