The Foundry Series

Programs feature light refreshments and social time with speakers and partners before a brief talk and Q&A session.

Time: Refreshments at 6:00 pm, talk begins at 6:30 pm.
Date: The date varies.
Location: Historic Tredegar.
Cost: $10 for adults, $8 for members. 

The Museum would like to thank Hunton & Williams LLP for their generous sponsorship of the Foundry Series.

Next Program

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 6:00pm
Location: Historic Tredegar
Speaker: DeAnne Blanton

Hundreds of women fought in the Civil War dressed as men. Serving their country in disguise, their legacy was hidden from view. Uncover how their varied motivations and experiences can complicate how we understand our country’s history of gender and the military. With DeAnne Blanton, archivist at the National Archives and Records Administration.

After the lecture, DeAnne Blanton will participate in a panel discussion with Claire Gastanaga, ACLU of Virginia; Dr. Leisa Meyer, Diversity Richmond; and Dr. Francoise Bonnell, Director of the Army Women's Museum. 


Past Programs

Speaker: Dr. Jonathan White
Examine how Andrew Johnson and his predecessor, Abraham Lincoln, ignored the other branches of the Federal government and the political implications of their actions – past and present.
Speaker: Dr. Mark Summers
In the Civil War era, most people got their news from sources that typically reaffirmed their political views.
Speaker: Ari Kelman, Ph.D., and Keith Richotte, Ph.D.
Join Ari Kelman, Ph.D., and Keith Richotte, Ph.D., to explore connections between the American Civil War and military campaigns against Native American peoples, before, during, and after the Civil War.

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