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October 2021

Book Talk with Robert Watson: Escape! The Story of the Confederacy’s Infamous Libby Prison and the Civil War’s Largest Jail Break

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Located in the heart of the Confederacy’s capital, the infamous Libby prison took on symbolic significance far beyond that of just a prison. It was used for southern propaganda purposes and was also the site of a bold and daring prison break by a group of high-ranking Union officers.  Delve into the event that captivated the nation, outraged the South, and sparked one of the largest manhunts in American history. Robert Watson is an award-winning author, professor, historian, and analyst…

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Exhibit Curator Q&A: Richmonders at War

October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
1865 photograph of the Richmond skyline from across the James River in the foreground.

ACWM's Chris Graham and Joseph Rogers present an interactive behind-the-scenes look at our new exhibit, "Richmonders at War." Note: This is an exclusive event for ACWM Members and donors! Learn about the benefits of an ACWM Membership, and sign up today, at our website. Our latest panel exhibit, located at Historic Tredegar, explores what happens when wars come home to Americans. From the moment the new Confederate States moved their capital to Richmond, Virginia in late May 1861, capturing the…

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November 2021

History Happy Hour: The James W. D. Bland Story and How Former Slave Voters Played A Vital Role in Virginia’s Acceptance Back into the Union

November 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Neither the threat of being ousted from the lands of their former owners nor the intimidation of the Appomattox Ku Klux Klan would deter these pioneering former slaves from casting their votes. What were the obstacles they overcame and what was at stake? With Al Jones, Local Historian.

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December 2021

History Happy Hour: Petty Differences

December 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Summerfield Petty mortified his family by remaining loyal to the United States and serving in the Union Army. Thomas Petty remained loyal to Virginia, fought for the Confederacy, and is buried in Arlington Cemetery. What can we learn by studying the saga of the Petty brothers? With John Coski, ACWM

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