Join Richmond's National Parks, the American Civil War Museum, James River Parks, and Venture Richmond for a solar eclipse viewing on Brown's Island! Staff will distribute 600 pairs of NASA-approved solar eclipse viewing glasses FREE. Don't miss out on this unique event!
In late 1862, farmers in the Antietam Campaign's path were reeling after two armies stripped the land of its resources and fought a bloody battle on their land. Discover how western Maryland's civilians survived the lean times to come in an era before FEMA or the Red Cross. With Adam Zimmerli, Richmond Public Library.
The campaigns and battles of the Civil War caused chaos in all aspects of the southern homefront. The burden of feeding the Confederate armies fell to those left at home, which intensified the threat of starvation for southern civilians. Discover how southerners substituted and "made-do" when facing the daily struggle of feeding themselves. Led by Karissa Swain, ACWM.
Dr. Yael Sternhell, Associate Professor of History and American Studies at Tel Aviv University, Israel, will explore the unexpectedly fascinating backstory of the wartime documents that became the Official Records. You’ll never think of the Official Records or any other Civil War document the same way again. As Sternhell will show, even what we consider hard historical facts were shaped by the politics and personalities in the archive.
The lecture will take place in the International Center Commons, Weinstein International Center, University of Richmond. See building #52 and parking area R19 and R20 on the University of Richmond campus parking map.
Throughout the Civil War many people in the Confederacy saw their fight for independence in global terms and of global significance. Discover how these individuals expected their struggle would change the world territorially, commercially, politically, and socially. With Adrian Brettle.
History came to Appomattox's doorstep in April 1865 -and never left. Explore Appomattox in the years immediately after the War, focusing on the debris of war, effects of military rule, creation of the Confederate Cemetery, stories of local personalities like Wilmer Mclean, and visits by journalists and photographers drawn to the suddenly famous community. Led by Patrick Schroeder, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.
Following the Emancipation Proclamation, the motivation to keep fighting the Civil War became clear to clergy in the Confederacy. Ninety-six ministers met in Richmond to gather their thoughts and announce them in “An Address to the Christians Throughout the World.” In the process, they revealed the heart of the Confederate cause. Led by Chris Graham, The American Civil War Museum.