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, April 27, 2017 - 6:30pm
Location: Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox
Speaker: Kevin Barksdale

In 1861, as Virginia deliberated whether or not to secede from the Union, the state’s northwestern counties began debating whether or not to secede from Virginia. Explore the political, economic, and social forces behind western Virginia's secession and eventual admission into the Union as America's thirty-fifth state. Led by Kevin Barksdale, Marshall University.

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

Past Programs

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.
October 27, 2016
Speaker: Bryce VanStavern
Bryce VanStavern will cover the use of balloons for aerial reconnaissance during the American Civil War.

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