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March 2020

Book Talk with Christian B. Keller: The Great Partnership

March 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$5

Join us on Zoom!3/27 at 3PM https://zoom.us/j/746286613 What was it about Generals Lee and Jackson--their styles, friendship, even their faith–that cemented them together into a fighting machine? Discover what made this "Great Partnership" work. Our book talk will now be offered as a web program! Tune in this Friday and join author, Christian B. Keller at 3 PM. Link coming shortly!

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April 2020

Matthew Aucoin’s “Crossing” and Cast Q & A

April 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Free
For men in suits bow after their opera performance "Crossing" in the ACWM Tredegar lobby

The American Civil War Museum presents a streaming of Matthew' Aucoin's opera, The Crossing. Inspired by poet Walt Whitman’s experiences tending to wounded soldiers during the Civil War, the opera addresses the question, "What is it, then, between us?" Register today to stream the performance of The Crossing, which was the inaugural event in the American Civil War Museum's new building in 2019, followed by a Q&A with members of the cast. Once registered, you will have access to the…

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History Happy Hour: Bread or Blood

April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Register What would you do if you couldn’t afford to feed your family? By Spring 1863, women in cities across the South who faced this very question needed help. Explore the Richmond Bread Riot and discover how women made their plight known.Speaker: Kelly Hancock, ACWMJoin us for this web program starting at 6:30 PM on April 13!This event is free but registration is required for streaming access.

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History Happy Hour: Limbs, Lost & Found

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Register Approximately 60,000 amputations were performed during the American Civil War. Most limbs were buried in mass graves, but a few received special attention. Uncover what became of some as we delve into amputation and its aftermath.Speaker: Kelly Hancock, ACWMTune in at 6:30 PM April 27 for this History Happy Hour.This event is free but registration required for streaming access.

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May 2020

Book Talk with Adam H. Domby–The False Cause

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free
Domby talk with cover of his book The False Cause showing a Confederate Monument falling off a pedistal. Book Talk May 7, 2020 at 6:30

Fabricated narratives about the war’s cause, Reconstruction, and slavery—as expounded at monument dedications and political rallies— were crucial to Jim Crow. Learn how the Lost Cause narrative and the lies on which it is based continue to haunt our country today. Dr. Adam H. Domby is an award-winning historian of the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the American South. He is an Assistant Professor at the College of Charleston and the Associate Director of the Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture. 

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History Happy Hour: Black Churches in the Post-Emancipation Struggle

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Register Pair your favorite at-home beverage with this history lesson! All History Happy Hours are free but registration is required for streaming access. How did the creation of the black citizen affect the political engagement of black churches?  Discover the changes brought about as black people became leaders in their own churches and learn how these churches created the political success of one of the most famous biracial political coalitions of the post-emancipation era—the Readjuster Movement. Speaker: Nicole Turner, VCU Because…

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Book Talk with Rachel Lance: In the Waves

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

For 131 years the crew of the Confederate submarine, the HL Hunley, lay in their watery graves, undiscovered. When finally raised, the vessel revealed a puzzling sight. There was no indication the blast from its explosive torpedo had breached the hull, and all eight men were still seated at their stations—frozen in time. Why did the sub sink? Why did the men die? Discover the mystery of the HL Hunley and its crew. In addition to writing, Rachel Lance is a biomedical engineer…

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History Happy Hour: Such as War–The Looting of Fredericksburg

May 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Register Pair your favorite at-home beverage with this history lesson! All History Happy Hours are free but registration is required for streaming access. Have you ever found yourself in possession of an enemy town, drunk, and chasing a pig? In the chaos that ensued after US troops took Fredericksburg, soldiers described not only the unfathomable scene but also the underlying motivations which drove them to loot the city. Speaker:  Beth Parnicza, Appomattox Court House, NPS Because we have closed our doors…

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Foundry Series: Humans and the Environment

May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free
Modern-day soldier standing in a field

Register Humans and the environment are inextricably linked.  From disease and weather, to landscapes destroyed by battles, discover how this interconnectedness played out during the Civil War as armies struggled to deal with nature and left their impact on the environment.  How was the Civil War crucially important in shaping current American attitudes about nature and wilderness?   Speakers:  Dr. Timothy Silver and Dr. Judkin Browning, Appalachian State University Because we have closed our doors temporarily for the safety of…

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