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, July 19, 2018 - 6:00pm
Location: Historic Tredegar
Speaker: Featuring Martha S. Jones, Johns Hopkins University

In July 1868, the ideas of African American activists transformed the terms of citizenship for all Americans with the adoption of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. 

Discover the origins of universal citizenship for people born in the U.S. and how that birthright principle continues to impact national conversations about citizenship 150 years later. 

Featuring Martha S. Jones, Johns Hopkins University

Past Programs

Speaker: DeAnne Blanton
Uncover how the varied motivations and experiences of women serving in the Civil War can complicate how we understand our country’s history of gender and the military.
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.

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