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.

Past Programs

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.
December 14, 2017
Speaker: Brian McKnight
Discover how Champ Ferguson's story survived and found its way into our modern consciousness.

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