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, February 22, 2018 - 6:30pm
Location: The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox
Speaker: Bernard Powers

Born into slavery in Beaufort, South Carolina, Robert Smalls escaped bondage and became a Union military hero. Uncover how Smalls continued to promote African American rights with a soldier’s tenacity after the War, even in the face of rising racism in the late 1800s. With Bernard Powers, College of Charleston. 

Past Programs

April 27, 2017
Speaker: Kevin Barksdale
Explore the political, economic, and social forces behind western Virginia's secession and eventual admission into the Union as America's thirty-fifth state.
March 23, 2017
Speaker: Paul Quigley
How did Americans celebrate their national anniversary when the country was falling apart?
February 23, 2017
Speaker: Don Jones
How long did Samuel Clemens serve in the Confederate Missouri Militia and what influence did it have on him and his writings?

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