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, November 16, 2017 - 6:00pm
Location: Historic Tredegar
Speaker: Ari Kelman, Ph.D., and Keith Richotte, Ph.D.

Throughout the country’s history, the United States government has had a complicated (and often violent) relationship with tribal nations.

Featuring:

Ari Kelman, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Ari Kelman will explore connections between the United States Civil War and military campaign against Native American peoples, focusing on the case of the Dakota War. That conflict culminated in the hanging of 38 Dakota warriors on December 26, 1862, the largest public execution in the nation's history, as President Lincoln prepared for the Emancipation Proclamation to go into effect.

Keith Richotte, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
This talk will describe tribal sovereignty and the relationship between the federal government and tribal nations before, during, and after the Civil War.

Past Programs

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
Speaker: Kidada E. Williams, Ph.D. and Stephen A. Goldman, M.D.
Following the Civil War and Emancipation, Union veterans and African American civilians faced physical and mental challenges that put their resilience to the test in new post-War environments.

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