December 1, 2020 children's beginning quilting kit

Beginning Quilting Kit

Classic Americana, quilting has evolved from its practical roots to an elaborate craft we see in many museums today! This kit includes calico fabric squares, muslin, batting, stuffing, needle, thread, pattern, and instructions to help you create three separate projects! All you will need is a pair of scissors, straight pins, a ruler, and a pen or pencil.

May 8, 2020

ACWM Virginia Seal Shot Glass

This shot glass features the American Civil War Museum's logo on one side, and the historic Seal of the Commonwealth Of Virginia on the other. A great souvenir or gift for a Virginia native!

May 8, 2020

Grant's Whiskey Shot Glass

Despite widely circulated rumors that U.S. Grant drank too much, he was the Union's most successful commander. In response to one such rumor, President Lincoln is said to have suggested that his other generals might benefit from a sip from Grant's bottle. You can share your favorite spirit in this amusing shot glass. Features the ACWM Logo.

May 8, 2020

No Struggle, No Progress Mug

In the Summer of 1857, Frederick Douglass delivered a speech that became a landmark on the path to abolition, and a signpost on the road to the Civil War. If There Is No Struggle, There Is No Progress. With this famous quote from Frederick Douglass, this mug reminds you of the amount of effort it takes to move the world forward... “If There Is No Struggle, There Is No Progress”.

May 8, 2020

Civil War Beards Mug

Many commanders in the American Civil War sported dramatic facial hair to match their larger-than-life personas. We have collected silhouettes of a few of the most iconic examples of facial hair and applied them to this mug to make your morning coffee a little more fun. If you can't identify them all, don't worry - each mug comes with an answer key.

May 8, 2020

Feridies Dark Chocolate Covered Virginia Peanuts

These smooth, rich, dark chocolate-covered peanuts are a heavenly treat you will have a hard time sharing. The dimension of each can is approximately 4" x 3.25". OU Dairy Kosher Certified. A Valentine's Day Favorite!
They are only available to ship late October to April or when the temperature is 70 degrees or below.

May 8, 2020

Feridies Honey-Roasted Virginia Peanuts

FERIDIES Honey Roasted Virginia Peanuts are covered in a delicious light honey coating, making the perfect combination of sweet and salty. It's hard to eat just one! The dimension of each 9 oz. can is approximately 4" x 3.25". Shelf-Life is approximately 1 year (unopened). OU Kosher Certified and Non-GMO Project Verified.

May 8, 2020

Feridies Salted Virginia Peanuts

FERIDIES Virginia Peanuts are cooked in pure peanut oil and lightly salted to maintain the peanuts distinctive flavor and healthy qualities. If you have never had Virginia-type peanuts before, you'll be amazed at their large size, crunchy texture and delicious flavor. It only takes 1 bite to understand why Feridies Salted Virginia Peanuts are their BEST SELLER. The dimension of each 9 oz. can is 4" x 3.25". OU Kosher Certified and Non-GMO Project Verified.

May 8, 2020

Mary Wears What She Wants

Once upon a time (but not that long ago), girls only wore dresses. And only boys wore pants. Until one day, a young girl named Mary had an idea: She would wear whatever she wanted. And she wanted to wear pants! This bold, original picture book encourages readers to think for themselves while gently challenging gender and societal norms. By Keith Negley

May 8, 2020

I Am Abraham Lincoln

I Am Abraham Lincoln follows the adventures of a young Abraham Lincoln learning important lessons about fairness.  A history for readers 5-8 years of age. By Brad Meltzer, Illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos

May 8, 2020

Abe Lincoln's Dream

When a schoolgirl gets separated from her tour of the White House and finds herself in the Lincoln bedroom, she also discovers the ghost of the great man himself. Together they embark on a journey across the country to answer Lincoln's questions and quiet his concerns about the nation for which he gave his life. This wholly original tale is signature Lane Smith; Abe Lincoln's Dream is funny, touching, and surprising in a way only possible from this master picture book creator.

May 8, 2020

Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers' Journey from Slave to Artist

Harriet Powers learned to sew and quilt as a young slave girl on a Georgia plantation. She lived through the Civil War and Reconstruction, and eventually owned a cotton farm with her family, all the while relying on her skills with the needle to clothe and feed her children.
By Barbara Herkert, Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

May 8, 2020

Pink and Say

He was wounded in a fierce battle and left for dead in a pasture somewhere in Georgia when Pinkus found him. Pinkus' skin was the color of polished mahogany, and he was flying Union colors like the wounded boy, and he picked him up out of the field and brought him to where the black soldier's mother, Moe Moe Bay, lived. She had soft, gentle hands and cared for him and her Pink. The story is about two boy soldiers who meet each other in the battlefield during the American Civil War.   Sheldon Russell Curtis, called "Say", is a white soldier who was injured while trying to escape battle. He is saved by a former slave named Pinkus Aylee, "Pink", who is now a soldier of the U.S. Colored Troops. Pink carries him back to his Georgia home where he and his family were slaves. While the frightened soldier is nursed back to health under the care of Pink’s mother, Moe Moe Bay, he begins to understand why his newfound friend is so adamant on returning to the war; to fight against the sickness that is slavery.    

May 8, 2020

Henry's Freedom Box

Henry Brown doesn't know how old he is. Nobody keeps records of slaves' birthdays. All the time he dreams about freedom, but that dream seems farther away than ever when he is torn from his family and put to work in a warehouse. Henry grows up and marries, but he is again devastated when his family is sold at the slave market. Then one day, as he lifts a crate at the warehouse, he knows exactly what he must do: He will mail himself to the North. After an arduous journey in the crate, Henry finally has a birthday -- his first day of freedom.

May 7, 2020

Hazardous Tales: Big Bad Ironclad!

Hazardous Tales by Nathan Hale Ships are great for transport and sieges, but they tend to start leaking when cannons are fired at them. But what if the ship is covered with iron? Assuming it doesn't sink to the bottom of the ocean, wouldn't it be stronger and better than any other ship out there? This is the question that begins a race between the North and the South to come up with the biggest, best ironclad warships.