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

September 22, 2016
Speaker: Bob Sayre
Bob Sayre explores the economic implications of Reconstruction in both the South and the North.
August 25, 2016
Speaker: Kelly Hancock
Kelly Hancock examines how the 19th-century ideals of death and dying were adapted in the face of American’s bloodiest war.
July 28, 2016
Speaker: William C. Davis
William C. Davis examines one of the true "media celebrities" of the Civil War era and shows how truth can be more sensational than fiction.

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