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, February 22, 2018 - 6:30pm
Location: The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox
Speaker: Bernard Powers

Born into slavery in Beaufort, South Carolina, Robert Smalls escaped bondage and became a Union military hero. Uncover how 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. With Bernard Powers, College of Charleston. 

Upcoming Programs

Date: February 22, 2018
Location: The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox
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.
Date: March 22, 2018
Location: The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox
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.
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.”

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Past Programs

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.
December 14, 2017
Speaker: Brian McKnight
Discover how Champ Ferguson's story survived and found its way into our modern consciousness.
November 9, 2017
Speaker: John Coski
This program will attempt to make sense of the ongoing public discussions about contextualizing Confederate statues – in Richmond and beyond.

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