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

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.
September 28, 2017
Speaker: Christy Coleman
The passage of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments forever changed American society.

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