Book Talks

Throughout the year, the museum hosts authors who discuss their latest works. Learn more about the American Civil War and its legacies while engaging with authors in Q&A. 

Time: Generally at 12:00, 1:00, or 2:00pm.
Date: Generally on Saturday or Sunday afternoons; occasionally on weekdays.
Location: Varies.
Cost: Generally, book talks are included with Museum admission.

Next Program

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
Location: Historic Tredegar

It was dangerous, dirty work. One false move and you could be killed, along with those around you. Hear the tales of the young women and girls who risked – and sometimes gave – their lives to support America’s Civil War arsenal.  Award-winning author Tanya Anderson discusses her book, “Gunpowder Girls: The True Stories of Three Civil War Tragedies.” After the talk, join us for a 45-minute tour of Brown’s Island, site of the Confederate States Laboratory where many “gunpowder girls” worked and died during the war. 

Upcoming Programs

Date: March 31, 2017
Speaker: Michael J. McCarthy
Location: White House and Museum of the Confederacy
The Battle of Five Forks marked the beginning of the end of the American Civil War – and destroyed the careers and reputations of two generals.

Past Topics

Speaker: James Morgan
Delve into the disaster at the battles of Ball’s Bluff and Edwards Ferry as author James Morgan recounts how the battled wrecked a general’s career and led to the death of one of President Lincoln’s good friends.
Speaker: William C. Davis
Davis will discuss how his book peels back the myths Velasquez herself created to reveal a startling and even more implausible reality.
Speaker: William C. Davis
This event has been canceled.