Historic Tredegar

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
Historic Tredegar

Join the Tredegar Society at the American Civil War Museum for Loose Cannons VI.

Tickets include beer and wine and live music from the E3 Band.  Your favorite food trucks will be here all night.  Guests must be 21 to enter and IDs will be checked at the door.  

An additional $5.00 donation online or at the door will get you this year's collectible Loose Cannons cup for your drinks.

Do you want to fire a Musket? For an additional $15.00 donation to the American Civil War Museum, you can! There are only 30 spots available for this opportunity, so click through to purchase your tickets for Loose Cannons VI and Musket Firing here: bit.ly/musketsLCVI

You can also become an official sponsor for the event. Sponsorships include varying degrees of logo placement, event signage, tickets to the event and more! For more information please contact Natasha Herbert at NHerbert@acwm.org.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:00pm
Historic Tredegar

Following the Civil War and Emancipation, Union veterans and African American civilians faced physical and mental challenges that put their resilience to the test in new post-War environments.

Featuring:

Never Get Over It: What Night Riding Meant to African American Families
Kidada E. Williams, Ph.D.,
Wayne State University
From 1868-1871, armed southern white men raided African American communities, holding families hostage and subjecting them to torture, rape, and assassination. Using victims’ testimonies before Congress, Kidada E. Williams presents the story of how survivors understood the consequences of this violence, specifically how it unmade their families and compromised their ability to fulfill their visions of freedom.

Sublimity,Terror and Love: Veterans and the Psychological Impact of War
Stephen A. Goldman, M.D., FAPM, DFAPA
, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, American Psychiatric Association, and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences 
Tools of war have undergone significant technological advances since the American Civil War, but the experience of battle and its effects on the combatant remain strikingly similar and profound in our time. The multifaceted psychological impact of war includes not only combat stress reactions, but also emotional resilience and successful societal reintegration. Explore the great influences, positive and negative, of combat and military service on veterans’ lives, and what has been learned throughout history about treating those who’ve been under fire. Following a remarkable group of severely wounded Union soldiers and sailors, discover how their powerful warrior identity spurred commitment to Reconstruction and racial equality, and sustained their collective belief in the causes for which they had fought.

Program Partners
The Black Minds Matter Project
YWCA Richmond
The Virginia War Memorial
Virginia Veteran and Family Support

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Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 12:00pm
Historic Tredegar

The American Civil War Museum's Foundry Market is an artisan craft fair with an emphasis on handmade, local products. We'll have vendors from across the state, demonstrations of craftsman at work, and food trucks. Bring the whole family down for a Sunday at Historic Tredegar and imagine what our bustling ironworks might have been like 150 years ago.

Interested vendors can contact Maddie Wood.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 12:00pm
Historic Tredegar

The American Civil War Museum's Foundry Market is an artisan craft fair with an emphasis on handmade, local products. We'll have vendors from across the state, demonstrations of craftsman at work, and food trucks. Bring the whole family down for a Sunday at Historic Tredegar and imagine what our bustling ironworks might have been like 150 years ago.

Interested vendors can contact Maddie Wood.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
Historic Tredegar

What do Dadaab, Kenya and Zatari, Jordan have in common with the U.S. Civil War?  Present-day refugee camps share important similarities with Civil War contraband camps. Discover how men, women, and children who fled from slavery to contraband camps influenced emancipation, the progress of the war, and the redefinition of U.S. citizenship.

Featuring:

Chandra Manning, Ph.D., Georgetown University.
Dr. Manning's most recent book, Troubled Refuge: Struggling for Freedom in the Civil War, about Civil War contraband camps, has won the Museum’s 2016 Jefferson Davis Award.
 

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Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 6:00pm
Historic Tredegar

Not everyone in the United States or Confederacy agreed with the War, and many people chose to actively oppose it. How did anti-war Democrats (known as “Copperheads”) in the Union voice their objections to the actions of Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party? How did pro-Union southerners demonstrate their commitment while living in the Confederacy?

Featuring:

Jennifer L. Weber, Ph.D., University of Kansas
Anti-war Democrats, known as "Copperheads," objected to virtually everything Abraham Lincoln and the Republicans did to wage the Civil War, beginning with the very act of waging war against the Confederacy. Join Jennifer Weber, Ph.D., to discover how these "peace men" (as they called themselves) posed a serious threat to the Union's ability to raise troops and nearly took over their own Democratic party.

Robert C. Kenzer, Ph.D., University of Richmond
Historians are increasingly focusing on what previously was one of the most under examined aspects of the Civil War, the many southerners who supported the Union cause throughout the conflict.   Southern Unionists were very diverse, but what they held in common was a commitment just as strong as that of their pro-Confederate neighbors.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:00pm
Historic Tredegar

Throughout the country’s history, the United States government has had a complicated (and often violent) relationship with tribal nations.

Featuring:

Ari Kelman, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Ari Kelman will explore connections between the United States Civil War and military campaign against Native American peoples, focusing on the case of the Dakota War. That conflict culminated in the hanging of 38 Dakota warriors on December 26, 1862, the largest public execution in the nation's history, as President Lincoln prepared for the Emancipation Proclamation to go into effect.

Keith Richotte, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
This talk will describe tribal sovereignty and the relationship between the federal government and tribal nations before, during, and after the Civil War.