Appomattox

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

This program has been postponed until the fall. We apologize for any inconvenience and will update this site with the exact dates when known. 

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. On the 152nd anniversary of her death, the Museum will tell Hannah’s story through an original play, written and produced by Wolfbane Productions of Appomattox. All performances will be outdoors, and limited seating will be available. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. 

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

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

Activities throughout the day include:

  • Pallas Athena Ladies Aid Society (PALAS) encampment.  Join costumed living history interpreters to explore the equipment, comfort supplies, and services provided to soldiers and hospitals by aid societies during the Civil War.
  • Confederate Navy Display. Explore the role the Confederate Navy played in the Civil War, with reenactor and model ship builder Calvin Ashwell. Featuring model ships and period naval equipment.

Programs will continue Sunday, April 9 from 10am to 2pm

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

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

Activities throughout the day include:

  • Pallas Athena Ladies Aid Society (PALAS) encampment.  Join costumed living history interpreters to explore the equipment, comfort supplies, and services provided to soldiers and hospitals by aid societies during the Civil War.
  • Confederate Navy Display. Explore the role the Confederate Navy played in the Civil War, with reenactor and model ship builder Calvin Ashwell. Featuring model ships and period naval equipment.

 

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. 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. 

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. Discover the fierce battle that erupted on the ground where peace had been secured nearly seventy years earlier. Led by Caroline Janney, Purdue University.

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