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July 2020

Book Talk with Adrian Brettle: Colossal Ambitions

July 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free
Book Talk with Adrian Brettle: Colossal Ambitions. July 27 at 6:30PM. Free web program

How did leading Confederate thinkers envision their postwar nation—its relationship with the United States, its place in the Americas, and its role in the global order? Explore how the vision of future world leadership—territorial, economic, political, and cultural—provided a vitally important, underappreciated motivation to form an independent Confederate republic.    Adrian Brettle is Lecturer and Associate Director of the Political History and Leadership Program in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University.

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August 2020

Book Talk: Women’s Suffrage and the Civil War

August 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Helen Hamilton Gardener negotiated Congressional passage of the 19th Amendment and died as the highest-ranking woman in federal government. Dr. Mary Walker served as a contract surgeon and was awarded a Medal of Honor by President Andrew Johnson in 1865. How did their inextricable connections to the events of the American Civil War impact their fight for women’s suffrage? Join us for this special joint book talk as authors Kimberly Hamlin (Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of…

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History Happy Hour: Beyond Shackles–The Fight for Freedom

August 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

By the mid-nineteenth century, not all African Americans were enslaved. Some were free, some were abolitionists and spies, and some were part of the Underground Railroad. Others became the first African Americans to contribute and serve aboard the US Navy’s first ironclad, the USS Monitor. With Wisteria Perry, Manager, Interpretation and Community Outreach, The Mariners' Museum and Park

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September 2020

Book Talk with Zachery Fry: A Republic in the Ranks

September 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

The Army of the Potomac was a hotbed of political activity during the Civil War. Although the general officer corps was an arm of the Democratic Party, learn how junior officers spurred a pro-Republican political awakening among the enlisted men, culminating in the army's resounding Republican voice in state and national elections in 1864. Zachery A. Fry is assistant professor of military history at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.  

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First Anniversary Celebration

September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20

Get your tickets NOW for ACWM's Virtual Anniversary Celebration on Monday, September 14 at 6:30PM. We will have a special presentation honoring Edward L. Ayers, Christy S. Coleman, and S. Waite Rawls, III, followed by special presentations from each of our locations, and tons of digital content that can't be seen anywhere else. You will also have the chance to bid on unique items at our auction and purchase raffle tickets to be entered to win an awesome prize!

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History Happy Hour: Latinx and Hispanic Soldiers of the Civil War

September 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Latinx and Hispanic soldiers are often unknown or overlooked in the Civil War. Hispanic soldiers helped develop plans that led to the Battle of the Crater, documented the War, and fought for both sides. Discover how these men came to the United States, why they fought, and what contributions they made.  With Jennifer Edginton, Curator of Social Studies Education at the Kenosha Museum Campus

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Foundry Series: Public Protest, Riot, and Response

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Throughout history, individuals have taken to the streets to protest perceived injustice, and have met with mixed responses from communities and the government. How can the 1863 New York City draft riots inform our understanding of what drives public protest, the impact of violent demonstration, how officials respond, and the ongoing racial issues in our country today? With Iver Bernstein, Ph.D., Professor of History, African and African-American Studies, and American Culture Studies, Washington University in St. Louis; and Christopher Bonner, Ph.D.,…

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October 2020

Book Talk with Neil P. Chatelain: Defending the Arteries of Rebellion

October 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

In an effort to maintain control of the Mississippi, the Southern war machine introduced numerous innovations and alternate defenses including the Confederacy’s first operational ironclad, the first successful use of underwater torpedoes, widespread use of army-navy joint operations, and the employment of extensive river obstructions. Discover the lengths to which the Confederacy went to defend its arteries of rebellion. Neil P. Chatelain is an adjunct professor of history at LoneStar College-North Harris and a social studies instructor at Carl Wunsche Sr.High…

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History Happy Hour: The Fifteenth Amendment–150 Years Later

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

While America tried to understand what was included with freedom after the end of slavery, participation in elections transformed from a privilege into an essential right of citizens. Uncover the origins and continued impacts of the final of the three "Reconstruction Amendments." With Stephanie Arduini, ACWM

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Virtual Educator Open House

October 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free
A member of ACWM Staff with a group of teachers in the front gallery of the ACWM's A People's Contest Exhibit. There are colorized pictures of Civil War Figures such as Harriet Tubman and Jefferson Davis with various Civil War newspaper headlines

We are inviting educators from around the country to our staff and the American Civil War Museum's updated slate of offerings for the 20-21 Academic Year. Attendees will be invited to ask questions of the staff and provide feedback. They will be given a special sneak peek at two of our virtual field trip offerings: a Guided Tour of our flagship exhibit "A People's Contest" and our updated Medicine in the Civil War classroom program!We are excited to meet you!

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