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 Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox.
Cost: $10 Adults, Members: $5 (single program) OR $75 Adults, Members: $35 (full September 2016 - May 2017 series subscription). Reservations encouraged

Next Program

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:30pm
Location: Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox
Speaker: Don Jones

Samuel Clemens, an unemployed riverboat captain in 1861, joined the Confederate Missouri Militia. How long did he stay and what influence did it have on him and his writings? Led by Don Jones, Volunteer, The American Civil War Museum.

Light refreshments served at 6:30, talk begins at 7:00, and Q&A with speaker to follow. 

Upcoming Programs

Date: February 23, 2017
Location: Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox
Speaker: Don Jones
How long did Samuel Clemens serve in the Confederate Missouri Militia and what influence did it have on him and his writings?
Date: April 27, 2017
Location: Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox
Speaker: Kevin Barksdale
Explore the political, economic, and social forces behind western Virginia's secession and eventual admission into the Union as America's thirty-fifth state.
Date: May 25, 2017
Location: Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox
Speaker: Caroline Janney
Find out about the "Peace Memorial" that was never built on the

Past Programs

January 26, 2017
Speaker: Brian Steel Wills
Explore the motivations and mindset of Dorsey Pender through first-hand accounts and correspondence.
December 8, 2016
Speaker: Sean Kane
Sean Kane describes how Special Artists supplied the public with images from the battlefield during the American Civil War.
November 10, 2016
Speaker: Beth White
In order to understand the man who became “Stonewall," Civil War historian Beth White takes a closer look at his formative years.

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