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, May 23, 2019 - 6:30pm
Location: American Civil War Museum - Appomattox
Speaker: Hilary Green, University of Alabama

Explore African American education after the Civil War, including Freedmen Schools, initial state-funded public schools, early historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and the failed Blair Education Bill of 1890. 

With Hilary Green, University of Alabama.

Upcoming Programs

Date: May 23, 2019
Location: American Civil War Museum - Appomattox
Speaker: Hilary Green, University of Alabama
Explore African American education after the Civil War

Past Programs

March 28, 2019
Speaker: Cynthia Nicoletti, University of Virginia School of Law
After his 1865 capture, the United States charged former Confederate president Jefferson Davis with treason.
September 27, 2018
Speaker: Jonathan White, Christopher Newport University
The 1862 battle between the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia was the first time that ironclad vessels engaged in combat in the history of the world.
May 24, 2018
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?

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