White House of the Confederacy

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:00pm
White House and Museum of the Confederacy

Contrary to popular belief, once Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia slipped across the swollen Potomac back to Virginia the Lincoln administration pressed George Meade to cross quickly in pursuit—and he did. The two weeks that followed was a grand chess match with everything at stake—high drama filled with hard marching, cavalry charges, heavy skirmishing, and set-piece fighting that threatened to escalate into a major engagement with the potential to end the war in the Eastern Theater. Join us as author Jeffrey Hunt sheds new light on the often overlooked period.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00am
White House and Museum of the Confederacy

The Richmond Region's most renowned historic sites will offer visitors a “Passport” to time-travel during a special admission-free weekend, September 23-24. Tourists and locals alike are invited to discover the area's treasures, spanning 400 years of fascinating history and including the homes of John Marshall, Jefferson Davis, John Wickham, Major James Dooley and other important Virginians. Participating organizations include Agecroft Hall & Gardens, Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, National Park Service, Preservation Virginia, Maymont, Henrico County Parks & Recreation, American Civil War Museum, Edgar Allan Poe Museum, The Valentine and Wilton House Museum.

Each site will offer complimentary admission to visitors who show a Time Travelers Passport, available via download here. This special offer equates to savings of more than $65 per person. (Some restrictions may apply.) Passport holders during the Time Travelers weekend also will have the chance to win prizes. Visitors may register to win at any of the 18 historic sites, and will be entered to win prizes featuring items from each of the participating sites’ gift shops.

Please note: Time Travelers Passport Holders will only receive free admission to the White House of the Confederacy house tour. There are limited tour spots available, so plan to arrive early. The Museum’s entrance fee is $10 and will not be free for the promotional weekend.
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 10:00am
White House and Museum of the Confederacy

The Richmond Region's most renowned historic sites will offer visitors a “Passport” to time-travel during a special admission-free weekend, September 23-24. Tourists and locals alike are invited to discover the area's treasures, spanning 400 years of fascinating history and including the homes of John Marshall, Jefferson Davis, John Wickham, Major James Dooley and other important Virginians. Participating organizations include Agecroft Hall & Gardens, Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, National Park Service, Preservation Virginia, Maymont, Henrico County Parks & Recreation, American Civil War Museum, Edgar Allan Poe Museum, The Valentine and Wilton House Museum.

Each site will offer complimentary admission to visitors who show a Time Travelers Passport, available via download here. This special offer equates to savings of more than $65 per person. (Some restrictions may apply.) Passport holders during the Time Travelers weekend also will have the chance to win prizes. Visitors may register to win at any of the 18 historic sites, and will be entered to win prizes featuring items from each of the participating sites’ gift shops.

Please note: Time Travelers Passport Holders will only receive free admission to the White House of the Confederacy house tour. There are limited tour spots available, so plan to arrive early. The Museum’s entrance fee is $10 and will not be free for the promotional weekend.
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 1:00pm
White House and Museum of the Confederacy

During battle at a place called Seven Pines, an artillery shell wounded Confederate commander Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. His replacement, Gen. Robert E. Lee, stabilized the army and vowed, “Richmond must not be given up!" Join author Doug Crenshaw for this talk exploring the birth of the Army of Northern Virginia during the Seven Days Battles.   

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 10:00am
White House and Museum of the Confederacy

What makes a person a hero? How do we choose to remember them? Join us for special family-friendly activities at the White House of the Confederacy to explore heroes of the Civil War era – both famous and lesser-known. Explore the White House of the Confederacy on a special guided tour examining daring people who lived, worked, or visited during the War. Discover new ways to learn about the past through a hands-on investigation of reproduction artifacts, and create your own monument to a hero from your life in a 45-minute classroom program.

History's Heroes Program (45 minutes): 10:00 and 1:00

Special White House Tours (45 minutes): 11:30 and 2:30

Space for White House tours and programs is limited, so registration is required. Contact: Tally Botzer at 804-649-1861 x122 or tbotzer@acwm.org to register. 

Death of an Assassin book talk.
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 12:00pm
White House and Museum of the Confederacy

What do forensic ballistics, Robert E. Lee, and a German assassin have in common? Join us as author Ann Marie Ackerman delves into the fascinating true story of an 1835 murder not solved until 1872.

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