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

May 25, 2017
Speaker: Caroline Janney
Find out about the "Peace Memorial" that was never built on the
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?

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