Civil War Conversations

Explore the Civil War and its legacies through talks with local, regional, and national historians.
Light refreshments served at 6:30, talk begins at 7:00, and Q&A with speaker to follow. 

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, light refreshments are served at 6:30 pm.
Date: Every fourth Thursday of the month (second Thursday in November & December).
Location: The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox.
Cost: $10 Adults (single program) OR $75 Adults (full September 2017 - May 2018 series subscription). Reservations encouraged
These programs are free for Museum members thanks to the generous sponsorship of The Farmer's Bank of Appomattox.

Next Program

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 6:30pm
Location: The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox
Speaker: Paul Quigley

What made the Confederacy a nation? What made it so different from the United States as to warrant national independence? Throughout the Civil War, Confederates endeavored to define their nation using a potent combination of American history, southern racial ideals, and negative images of “The Yankee.” With Paul Quigley, Virginia Tech.
 

Upcoming Programs

Date: April 26, 2018
Location: The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox
Speaker: Paul Quigley
Throughout the Civil War, Confederates endeavored to define their nation using a potent combination of American history, southern racial ideals, and negative images of “The Yankee.”
Date: May 24, 2018
Location: The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox
Speaker: Edward L. Ayers
The surrender of Confederate armies at Appomattox, Greensboro, and elsewhere during the spring of 1865 brought the Civil War’s formal hostilities to an end. But did those surrenders really end the Civil War?

Past Programs

March 22, 2018
Speaker: Kathryn S. Meier
Discover how, in response to such conditions, the men forged informal networks of health care and adopted self-care habits, testing the boundaries of military discipline.
February 22, 2018
Speaker: Bernard Powers
Uncover how Robert Smalls continued to promote African American rights with a soldier’s tenacity after the War, even in the face of rising racism in the late 1800s.
January 25, 2018
Speaker: Brian S. Wills
Explore how the 1989 film Glory chronicled the historical events in which the 54th Massachusetts regiment of black troops won enduring fame.

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