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

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

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