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, March 28, 2019 - 6:30pm
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. Discover the interactions of the government and defense lawyers who worked on both sides of the Davis case, why the case never went to trial, and how it tested the legality of secession.

With Cynthia Nicoletti, University of Virginia School of Law.

Past Programs

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.
February 22, 2018
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.
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.

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