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, September 27, 2018 - 6:30pm
Location: American Civil War Museum - Appomattox
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. Delve into the battle, its aftermath, the crackpot inventions devised to defeat the Virginia, and the legacy of the Monitor.

With Jonathan White, Christopher Newport University.

Upcoming Programs

Date: September 27, 2018
Location: American Civil War Museum - Appomattox
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.
Date: March 28, 2019
Location: American Civil War Museum - Appomattox
Speaker: Cynthia Nicoletti, University of Virginia School of Law
After his 1865 capture, the United States charged former Confederate president Jefferson Davis with treason.
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

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?
April 26, 2018
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.”
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.

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