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, October 26, 2017 - 6:30pm
Location: The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox
Speaker: Jonathan White

The Civil War placed new and unique strains on 19th-century Americans, and their nightly visions reflected those hardships. Dreams sometimes vividly brought to life the horrors of the conflict and at other times provided an escape from the hard realities of life and death during wartime. Using their own writings, tour the sleeping brains of Civil War-era Americans and uncover their deepest longings. With Jonathan White.

Upcoming Programs

Date: May 24, 2018
Location: The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox
Speaker: Edward L. Ayers
The surrender of Confederate armies at Appomattox, Greensboro, and elsewhere during the spring of 1865 brought the Civil War’s formal hostilities to an end. But did those surrenders really end the Civil War?


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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