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, April 26, 2018 - 6:30pm
Location: The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox
Speaker: Paul Quigley

What made the Confederacy a nation? What made it so different from the United States as to warrant national independence? Throughout the Civil War, Confederates endeavored to define their nation using a potent combination of American history, southern racial ideals, and negative images of “The Yankee.” With Paul Quigley, Virginia Tech.
 

Past Programs

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.
July 28, 2016
Speaker: William C. Davis
William C. Davis examines one of the true "media celebrities" of the Civil War era and shows how truth can be more sensational than fiction.

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