Civil War Conversations

Explore the Civil War and its legacies through talks with local, regional, and national historians.
Light refreshments served at 6:30, talk begins at 7:00, and Q&A with speaker to follow. 

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, light refreshments are served at 6:30 pm.
Date: Every fourth Thursday of the month (second Thursday in November & December).
Location: The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox.
Cost: $10 Adults (single program) OR $75 Adults (full September 2017 - May 2018 series subscription). Reservations encouraged
These programs are free for Museum members thanks to the generous sponsorship of The Farmer's Bank of Appomattox.

Next Program

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 6:30pm
Location: The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox
Speaker: Jonathan White

The Civil War placed new and unique strains on 19th-century Americans, and their nightly visions reflected those hardships. Dreams sometimes vividly brought to life the horrors of the conflict and at other times provided an escape from the hard realities of life and death during wartime. Using their own writings, tour the sleeping brains of Civil War-era Americans and uncover their deepest longings. With Jonathan White.

Upcoming Programs

Date: October 26, 2017
Location: The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox
Speaker: Jonathan White
Using their own writings, tour the sleeping brains of Civil War-era Americans and uncover their deepest longings.
Date: November 9, 2017
Location: The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox
Speaker: John Coski
This program will attempt to make sense of the ongoing public discussions about contextualizing Confederate statues – in Richmond and beyond.
Date: December 14, 2017
Location: The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox
Speaker: Brian McKnight
Discover how Champ Ferguson's story survived and found its way into our modern consciousness.

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Past Programs

September 28, 2017
Speaker: Christy Coleman
The passage of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments forever changed American society.
May 25, 2017
Speaker: Caroline Janney
Find out about the "Peace Memorial" that was never built on the
April 27, 2017
Speaker: Kevin Barksdale
Explore the political, economic, and social forces behind western Virginia's secession and eventual admission into the Union as America's thirty-fifth state.

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