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April 2022

History Happy Hour: The Use and Uselessness of a Story about Robert E. Lee

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bottoms Up Pizza, 1700 Dock Street
Richmond, Virginia 23223 United States
Free

Join us as we discuss the evolution of stories about Robert E. Lee and how retellings were used to meet the needs & challenges of their own. Did Robert E. Lee kneel next to a Black man in a sign of racial reconciliation after Appomattox? The story is familiar and surprisingly resilient. Tracing its evolution gives us an opportunity to explore the ways that Americans adapt historical stories from the Civil War era to meet the needs and challenges of…

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Book Talk with Lisa Samia: The Nameless and Faceless Women of the Civil War

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Countless unknown women witnessed the Civil War; their lives and experiences were lost and forgotten. What must they have felt and how did they cope? Step back into time and hear the voices of the past come to life as an award-winning poet and author Lisa Samia shares from her book The Nameless and the Faceless Women of the Civil War. Lisa G. Samia is an Award-Winning Poet & Author who loves American Civil War History. Her latest accomplishments are…

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There All Along: The Hidden Black Lives Inside the White House of the Confederacy

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219 United States
Free

Reclaiming The Monument is proud to present “There All Along: The Hidden Black Lives Inside the White House of the Confederacy” on Friday, April 22, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at The Valentine. Join us for a free panel discussion featuring Ana Edwards, Kelly Hancock, Stephanie Arduini, Dr. Lauranett Lee, and Justin Reid, where we will uncover untold truths and hidden histories of espionage, perseverance, and courage inside the executive mansion of the Confederacy. Seating is limited. Please reserve your seat. This…

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Enslaved & Free Workers in the White House of the Confederacy Tour

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - April 24 @ 8:15 pm
$14

While on a guided tour of the restored House, you will hear the stories of the many enslaved and free individuals who worked in the House. Learn how the War impacted their lives and how they sought and negotiated their freedom.Tours will begin at 7:30pm each night and will last about 45 minutes.

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Book Talk with Warren E. Milteer: Beyond Slavery’s Shadow: Free People of Color in the South

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
American Civil War Museum, 480 Tredegar St
Richmond, Virginia 23219 United States
Free

Segregation, exclusion, disfranchisement, and discriminatory punishment were ingrained in the collective experiences of free people of color in the South. Nevertheless, they defended their families and established organizations and businesses. Delve into the wide range of social interactions and life outcomes for the South's free people of color to explain societal contradictions that continue to appear in the modern United States. Warren E. Milteer Jr. is an assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and…

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May 2022

History Happy Hour: The Richmond Resistance

May 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Capital Ale House, 623 E Main St
Richmond, Virginia 23219 United States
Free

New research reveals insights into the actions of the Union operatives of Richmond, who secretly fought the Civil War from inside the Confederate capital. Discover the reasons and the relationships that led a diverse group of civilians—men, women, and children, black and white, enslaved and free—to risk their freedom, their property, and their lives in the service of the United States. Nathan Hall is a Park Ranger at Richmond National Battlefield Park and Maggie L. Walker National Historic site. He…

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Book Talk with Emily Lapisardi: Rose Greenhow’s My Imprisonment

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
American Civil War Museum – Appomattox, 159 Horseshoe Rd
Appomattox, Virginia 24522 United States
Free

Rose Greenhow was a Washington, D.C. socialite and Confederate spy. Following her imprisonment, she wrote a memoir about it in hopes of gaining support for the Confederacy. Now, fully edited and annotated, this memoir offers new insight into wartime Washington. Discover who Rose knew and the role she played. Emily Lapisardi has studied Rose Greenhow for over twenty years. a musicologist and musician, she currently serves as Director of Musical Activities for the Catholic Chapel at the United States Military…

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Ulysses S. Grant: Myths, Stories, and Realities with Nick Sacco

May 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Will the real Ulysses S.Grant please stand up? A quiet man once described by General William T. Sherman as a "mystery to himself," Ulysses S. Grant has been a subject of great fascination to historians and biographers for generations. While some scholars agree with Ron Chernow that Grant is the most important figure of nineteenth-century America, he has also been accused of being a poor general, a weak president, a racist, and an alcoholic. Discover the myths, stories, and realities…

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June 2022

Book Talk with Ernest A. Dollar, Jr.: Hearts Torn Asunder: Trauma in the Civil War’s Final Campaign in North Carolina

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ACWM Appomattox, 159 Horseshoe Rd
Appomattox, VA 24522 United States

This war’s final campaign in North Carolina began on April 10, 1865, a day after Appomattox. More than 120,000 Union and Confederate soldiers were still in the field. Thousands of paroled Rebels added to the chaos by streaming into the state from Virginia. Grief-stricken civilians struggling to survive in a collapsing world were caught in the middle. Discover the psychological experience of these soldiers and civilians during the chaotic closing weeks of the war.  Durham, North Carolina native Ernest A. Dollar Jr. graduated…

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Book Talk with Ernest A. Dollar, Jr.: Hearts Torn Asunder: Trauma in the Civil War’s Final Campaign in North Carolina

June 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ACWM – Historic Tredegar, 480 Tredegar St.
Richmond, Virginia 23219 United States

This war’s final campaign in North Carolina began on April 10, 1865, a day after Appomattox. More than 120,000 Union and Confederate soldiers were still in the field. Thousands of paroled Rebels added to the chaos by streaming into the state from Virginia. Grief-stricken civilians struggling to survive in a collapsing world were caught in the middle. Discover the psychological experience of these soldiers and civilians during the chaotic closing weeks of the war.  Durham, North Carolina native Ernest A. Dollar…

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