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, May 25, 2017 - 6:30pm
Location: Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox
Speaker: Caroline Janney

In the summer of 1932, though the War Department was moving forward with plans to erect a Peace Monument at Appomattox Court House, the monument was never built. Discover the fierce battle that erupted on the ground where peace had been secured nearly seventy years earlier. Led by Caroline Janney, Purdue University.

Light refreshments served at 6:30, talk begins at 7:00, and Q&A with speaker to follow. 

Past Programs

October 27, 2016
Speaker: Bryce VanStavern
Bryce VanStavern will cover the use of balloons for aerial reconnaissance during the American Civil War.
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.

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