Join us at Historic Tredegar for the 10th annual Civil War and Emancipation Day.
Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
500 Tredegar Street, Richmond
Uncover the many stories of how the Civil War, Emancipation, and their legacies shaped and continue to impact our community. In particular,
join us to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the public education system in Virginia.
People of all ages can explore the past and present through hands-on activities, living history, and performances featuring a wide selection of community
partners from Greater Richmond. Free, unless otherwise noted.
Free parking. Food trucks 11a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ongoing: Partner activities and living history
11:00 am: Cannon firing demonstration
11:30 am: Jamar Jones, storyteller (Quill Theatre)
Historic Tredegar walking tour (American Civil War Museum)
12:00 pm: Virginia Union University choir
12:30 pm: City Dance Theatre
1:00 pm: “Then & Now: Teaching the Civil War Era” panel discussion ($10; $8 for Members; $5 for students and teachers) Click here to buy tickets.
For most people, the first -- and sometimes only -- place they learn about the Civil War is in school. Explore how both the teaching and our understanding of history shape each other,
(Virginia Secretary of Education), and Kathryn Shively, Ph.D. (Virginia Commonwealth University).
1:30 pm: Shenandoah Valley Civil War Era Dancers
Brown’s Island Walking Tour with ranger Mike Gorman (Richmond National Battlefield Park)
2:00 pm: Dylan Pritchett, storyteller
2:30 pm: Valerie Davis, living history performer
3:00 pm: Cannon firing demonstration
2019 PARTICIPATING PARTNERS
- Alfonso Perez Acosta
- The American Civil War Museum
- City Dance Theatre
- Coming to the Table
- Encyclopedia Virginia
- Friends of East End Cemetery
- Library of Virginia
- Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
- The Mariners’ Museum
- Quill Theatre
- Richmond National Battlefield Park
- Richmond Public Library
- Richmond Rides
- Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project
- Shenandoah Valley Civil War Era Dancers
- St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
- The Valentine
- Virginia Commonwealth University: Department of History, Virtual Curation Lab
- Virginia Museum of History and Culture
- Virginia State Capitol
- Virginia Union University