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 Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox.
Cost: $10 Adults, Members: $5 (single program) OR $75 Adults, Members: $35 (full September 2016 - May 2017 series subscription). Reservations encouraged

Next Program

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:30pm
Location: Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox
Speaker: Kevin Barksdale

In 1861, as Virginia deliberated whether or not to secede from the Union, the state’s northwestern counties began debating whether or not to secede from Virginia. Explore the political, economic, and social forces behind western Virginia's secession and eventual admission into the Union as America's thirty-fifth state. Led by Kevin Barksdale, Marshall University.

Light refreshments served at 6:30, talk begins at 7:00, and Q&A with speaker to follow. 

Upcoming Programs

Date: April 27, 2017
Location: Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox
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.
Date: May 25, 2017
Location: Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox
Speaker: Caroline Janney
Find out about the "Peace Memorial" that was never built on the

Past Programs

March 23, 2017
Speaker: Paul Quigley
How did Americans celebrate their national anniversary when the country was falling apart?
February 23, 2017
Speaker: Don Jones
How long did Samuel Clemens serve in the Confederate Missouri Militia and what influence did it have on him and his writings?
January 26, 2017
Speaker: Brian Steel Wills
Explore the motivations and mindset of Dorsey Pender through first-hand accounts and correspondence.

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