Calendar of Events

Civil War books
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 12:00pm
Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox

Join our Civil War Book Club which meets the second Thursday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. Bring your lunch and enjoy a great discussion led by the book club members.

Gunpowder Girls book.
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
Historic Tredegar

It was dangerous, dirty work. One false move and you could be killed, along with those around you.

History Happy Hour March 2017 Banner
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
Off Site at The Camel, 1621 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220

American artist Winslow Homer created paintings and illustrations that are widely considered among the most powerful and iconic pictures of the Civil War.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 9:00am
Historic Tredegar, White House and Museum of the Confederacy

Explore stories of people -free and enslaved- who lived before, through, or after the Civil War. How did enslaved African Americans remain hopeful in dark times? Was the freedom won at the end of the War really free?

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 5:30pm
White House and Museum of the Confederacy

Within the walls of every home are the voices and conversations of residents past and present, public and private.

Overheard program block banner
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
White House and Museum of the Confederacy

Within the walls of every home are the voices and conversations of residents past and present, public and private.

Overheard program block banner
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 5:30pm
White House and Museum of the Confederacy

Within the walls of every home are the voices and conversations of residents past and present, public and private.

Foundry Series March Banner
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
Historic Tredegar

Discover and explore America’s greatest Civil War poems, with former Virginia Poet Laureate Ron Smith.

Fourth of July, 1861
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:30pm
Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox

How did Americans celebrate their national anniversary when the country appeared to be falling apart? Join Virginia Tech’s Paul Quigley, Ph.D., to explore Civil War Americans' varied attitudes toward the Fourth of July. 

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 7:00pm
White House and Museum of the Confederacy

Within the walls of every home are the voices and conversations of residents past and present, public and private.

Overheard program block banner
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 5:30pm
White House and Museum of the Confederacy

Within the walls of every home are the voices and conversations of residents past and present, public and private.

Overheard program block banner
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 7:00pm
White House and Museum of the Confederacy

Within the walls of every home are the voices and conversations of residents past and present, public and private.

Confederate Waterloo Book Talk Banner
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 12:00pm
White House and Museum of the Confederacy

Confederate General Thomas Munford called the Battle of Five Forks “the mortal blow which caused the Southern Confederacy to perish forever.” In many ways, the battle marked the beginning of the end of the American Civil War – and destroyed the...

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 7:00pm
Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox

Hannah Reynolds was an enslaved woman who was wounded during the Battle of Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865. When she died three days later, she was a free woman, and the only civilian casualty of the battle.

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 10:00am
Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox

As part of the annual commemoration of the Battle of Appomattox Court House and Gen. Lee’s surrender to Gen. Grant, explore stories of the Civil War and Emancipation at the Museum of the Confederacy—Appomattox.

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 2:00pm
Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox

Hannah Reynolds was an enslaved woman who was wounded during the Battle of Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865. When she died three days later, she was a free woman, and the only civilian casualty of the battle.

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 10:00am
Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox

As part of the annual commemoration of the Battle of Appomattox Court House and Gen. Lee’s surrender to Gen. Grant, explore stories of the Civil War and Emancipation at the Museum of the Confederacy—Appomattox.

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 1:30pm
Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox

Hannah Reynolds was an enslaved woman who was wounded during the Battle of Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865. When she died three days later, she was a free woman, and the only civilian casualty of the battle.

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Monday, April 10, 2017 - 6:30pm
Off Site at Capital Ale House, 623 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219

Today, as we move toward a cashless society, pocket change often seems a nuisance at best. In Summer 1862, the Union economy nearly ground to a halt as pennies, nickels and dimes mysteriously disappeared. In this talk, Michael T.

Civil War books
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 12:00pm
Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox

Join our Civil War Book Club which meets the second Thursday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. Bring your lunch and enjoy a great discussion led by the book club members.

Virginia map 1861 (including West Virginia)
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:30pm
Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox

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.

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 6:30pm
TBD

During World War I, African Americans hoped their patriotism and service would bring respect and recognition of their rights. White Southerners hoped their patriotism and service would prove that the scars of Civil War had finally healed.

Civil War books
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 12:00pm
Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox

Join our Civil War Book Club which meets the second Thursday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. Bring your lunch and enjoy a great discussion led by the book club members.

McLean House, Appomattox
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 6:30pm
Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox

In the summer of 1932, though the War Department was moving forward with plans to erect a Peace Monument at Appomattox Court House, the monument was never built.

Civil War books
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 12:00pm
Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox

Join our Civil War Book Club which meets the second Thursday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. Bring your lunch and enjoy a great discussion led by the book club members.

A Civil War Captain and His Lady
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 1:00pm
White House and Museum of the Confederacy

Joshua Moore was an Irish immigrant. Jennie Lindsay was the daughter of an Illinois senator. He was a captain in the 17th Illinois Volunteers. She was the daughter of an ardent Copperhead.

Civil War books
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:00pm
Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox

Join our Civil War Book Club which meets the second Thursday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. Bring your lunch and enjoy a great discussion led by the book club members.

Civil War books
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 12:00pm
Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox

Join our Civil War Book Club which meets the second Thursday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. Bring your lunch and enjoy a great discussion led by the book club members.

Civil War books
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:00pm
Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox

Join our Civil War Book Club which meets the second Thursday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. Bring your lunch and enjoy a great discussion led by the book club members.

Civil War books
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox

Join our Civil War Book Club which meets the second Thursday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. Bring your lunch and enjoy a great discussion led by the book club members.

Civil War books
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 12:00pm
Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox

Join our Civil War Book Club which meets the second Thursday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. Bring your lunch and enjoy a great discussion led by the book club members.

Civil War books
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:00pm
Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox

Join our Civil War Book Club which meets the second Thursday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. Bring your lunch and enjoy a great discussion led by the book club members.