Talks & Lectures

Talks & Lectures

Explore the Civil War through regular programs featuring historians, authors, staff, and other experts.

Book Talks

Throughout the year, the museum occasionally hosts authors who discuss their latest works. Learn more about the American Civil War and engage with authors in Q&A. Book talks are held at the Museum, usually weekdays at noon or on weekends.

  • Location: Varies
  • Cost: Free with admission

Civil War Conversations

Explore a variety of Civil War topics, from the pre-War period through Reconstruction, through talks with local, regional, and national historians.

  • When: 7:00 to 8:00 pm on 4th Thursdays (2nd Thursdays in November and December). Light refreshments are served at 6:30pm.
  • Location: Museum of the Confederacy—Appomattox (159 Horseshoe Rd., Appomattox)
  • Cost: $10.00 Adults, Members: $5. Series pricing available at $75 Adults, Members: $35.

Elizabeth Roller Bottimore Lecture

Join a prominent historian to explore work in progress or a cutting-edge topic in Civil War scholarship. Held annually on a Thursday evening in September, the Elizabeth Roller Bottimore Lecture is co-sponsored with and hosted by the University of Richmond History Department. Get information about the 2016 lecture with Dr. Don H. Doyle


Join historians for an all-day exploration of interrelated facets of a Civil War history topic. Typically held on the first Saturday after President’s Day, the annual Symposium is cosponsored with and hosted by the Library of Virginia.

  • When: The 2017 Symposium was February 25, 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Location: Library of Virginia (800 E. Broad St., Richmond)
  • Watch the 2017 Symposium

Foundry Series

Join us at Historic Tredegar for a bi-monthly program exploring a topic relevant to the Civil War and today. A reception featuring light refreshments and drinks precedes the talk and Q&A.

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