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December 2021

Member Shopping Days

December 5, 2021 @ 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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2021 Winter Wander – White House of the Confederacy

December 12, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
White House of the Confederacy, 1201 E Clay St
Richmond, Virginia 23219

This annual community tradition invites individuals and families from across the greater Richmond region to celebrate the season while exploring fascinating history and enjoying a variety of activities and performances. As a bonus, each site will have a recipe to collect that you can enjoy making from the comfort of your home. Free shuttle transportation will be provided between the ten participating historic sites in downtown Richmond.The American Civil War Museum's White House of the Confederacy: Tour the first floor…

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Member Shopping Days – Appomattox

December 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 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 Appomattox location.  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 4 pm on Sunday, December 12 only at ACWM – Appomattox.   Not a member? Learn how to become…

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2021 Winter Wander – Historic Tredegar

December 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Historic Tredegar, 480 Tredegar St.
Richmond, VA 23219

This annual community tradition invites individuals and families from across the greater Richmond region to celebrate the season while exploring fascinating history and enjoying a variety of activities and performances. As a bonus, each site will have a recipe to collect that you can enjoy making from the comfort of your home. Free shuttle transportation will be provided between the ten participating historic sites in downtown Richmond.The American Civil War Museum's White House of the Confederacy: Tour the first floor…

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History Happy Hour: Petty Differences

December 13, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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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January 2022

History Happy Hour: Civil War in the West Photo Extravaganza

January 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In partnership with the American Battlefield Trust During the Civil War, for the first time in history, the public was exposed to real-life images of the gruesome toll of battle. Although most photos were taken in a few eastern states, western sites were covered, too. From Charleston to Chattanooga, Port Hudson to Pensacola, Savannah to Nashville, Shiloh and the Shirley House, explore the story of the war in the West and the photos that defined it. With Garry Adelman, Chief…

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Virtual White House of the Confederacy Tours

January 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The White House of the Confederacy is closed to the public until February 3rd, but the American Civil War Museum will be offering a virtual tour of the House from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Virtual White House of the Confederacy Tours

January 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The White House of the Confederacy is closed to the public until February 3rd, but the American Civil War Museum will be offering a virtual tour of the House from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Book Talk with Michael Block: The Carnage was Fearful: The Battle of Cedar Mountain, August 9, 1862

January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Civil War history typically breezes by the battle of Cedar Mountain, but this stand-alone battle had major implications. Most importantly, it halted a Federal advance into central Virginia and provided the commander ofthe Army of Northern Virginia, Gen. Robert E. Lee, an opportunity to take the fight away from Richmond and toward Washington  A life-long student of the Civil War, Michael Block moved to Fauquier County, Virginia, in 2004 and developed a deep appreciation of the war’s impact on Culpeper…

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