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, December 14, 2017 - 6:30pm
Location: The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox
Speaker: Brian McKnight

No Civil War guerrilla cut such a wide swath as Champ Ferguson. He claimed to have murdered 120 men by the War’s end, and soon after, was convicted and executed for killing 53 men. Discover how his story survived and found its way into our modern consciousness. With Brian McKnight, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

Upcoming Programs

Date: December 14, 2017
Location: The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox
Speaker: Brian McKnight
Discover how Champ Ferguson's story survived and found its way into our modern consciousness.
Date: January 25, 2018
Location: The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox
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.
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.

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Past Programs

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.
October 26, 2017
Speaker: Jonathan White
Using their own writings, tour the sleeping brains of Civil War-era Americans and uncover their deepest longings.
September 28, 2017
Speaker: Christy Coleman
The passage of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments forever changed American society.

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