Civil War and Emancipation Day

 

CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

 

Join us at the Chimborazo Medical Museum at Richmond National Battlefield Park, 3215 East Broad Street, on Saturday, April 7, from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the ninth annual Civil War and Emancipation Day. Free Parking.

Join local community, history, culture, education, and tourism organizations for the annual commemoration of the Civil War, Emancipation, and their legacies in Richmond. Explore hands-on activities with representatives from local organizations, interact with living history interpreters, and enjoy performances by area dance, music, and theater groups. 
 
Unless specifically noted in the below schedule, all other activities are ongoing from 10am-4pm. 

Schedule: 

10:30am: Spies, Hospitals, and Freedpeople: The Civil War on Church Hill -- walking tour (45 minutes)
11:00am: Virginia Union University Choir -- musical performance 
11:30am: Welcome and keynote remarks by Dr. Edward L. Ayers 
12:00pm: City Dance Theater -- dance performance 
1:00pm: Richmond Ballet Minds in Motion -- dance performance
1:30pm  Spies, Hospitals, and Freedpeople: The Civil War on Church Hill -- walking tour (45 minutes)
2:00pm: Southern Horizon -- musical performance

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