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, January 18, 2018 - 6:00pm
Location: Historic Tredegar
Speaker: Dr. Mark Summers

In the Civil War era, most people got their news from sources that typically reaffirmed their political views. How did this biased or limited view of the world impact the political divide before, during, and after the Civil War? With Dr. Mark Summers, University of Kentucky.

Upcoming Programs

Date: March 15, 2018
Location: Historic Tredegar
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.
Date: May 17, 2018
Location: Historic Tredegar
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.

Past Programs

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.
Speaker: Jennifer Weber, Ph.D., and Robert Kenzer, Ph.D.
Join Jennifer Weber, Ph.D., and Robert Kenzer, Ph.D., to explore and compare the resistance of southern Unionists and northern Copperheads.
Speaker: Chandra Manning
Present-day refugee camps share important similarities with Civil War contraband camps. Discover how men, women, and children who fled from slavery to contraband camps influenced emancipation, the progress of the war, and the redefinition of U.S. citizens

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