August 2014

08/01/2014 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Learn about the Civil War when you join one of the “soldiers” from the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox at James River State Park Campfire Theater as he talks about life of the common soldier during the Civil War. This outdoor program will involve the audience because they will learn about the soldiers’ equipment and then be “drafted” into the army and taught basic drills that the soldiers had to learn.  This program is free for campers and those coming to the park just for the campfire. For the latter, the parking fee will be waived. 

08/05/2014 - 11:15am - 12:15pm

What did Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis have in common?  For one thing, they both spent time in the White House of the Confederacy, but there is much more to the story.  This themed tour will examine Lincoln and Davis as politicians, leaders, husbands and fathers.  Come walk where they walked and explore the lives of these rival presidents at the center of one of the most pivotal events in our nation’s history.  Cost: $10.00 for adults.

08/07/2014 - 11:15am - 12:15pm

What did Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis have in common?  For one thing, they both spent time in the White House of the Confederacy, but there is much more to the story.  This themed tour will examine Lincoln and Davis as politicians, leaders, husbands and fathers.  Come walk where they walked and explore the lives of these rival presidents at the center of one of the most pivotal events in our nation’s history.  Cost: $10.00 for adults.

08/08/2014 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Learn about the Civil War when you join one of the “soldiers” from the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox at Holliday Lake State Park Campfire Theater as he talks about life of the common soldier during the War. This outdoor program will involve the audience because they will learn about the soldiers’ equipment and then be “drafted” into the army and taught basic drills that the soldiers had to learn.  This program is free to not only the campers, but also for those who come to the park for just the campfire.

08/12/2014 - 11:15am - 12:15pm

What did Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis have in common?  For one thing, they both spent time in the White House of the Confederacy, but there is much more to the story.  This themed tour will examine Lincoln and Davis as politicians, leaders, husbands and fathers.  Come walk where they walked and explore the lives of these rival presidents at the center of one of the most pivotal events in our nation’s history.  Cost: $10.00 for adults.

08/13/2014 - 12:15pm - 12:45pm

Every second Wednesday of the month, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park are partnering to bring the Civil War Sesquicentennial to Appomattox. Each month, a knowledgable speaker will lead a discussion on a topic or event's 150th anniversary. The talks take place at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox

Join Chris Calkins of Sailor's Creek State Battlefield Park (and formerly of Petersburg National Battlefield) for this lunchtime talk. 

08/14/2014 - 11:15am - 12:15pm

What did Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis have in common?  For one thing, they both spent time in the White House of the Confederacy, but there is much more to the story.  This themed tour will examine Lincoln and Davis as politicians, leaders, husbands and fathers.  Come walk where they walked and explore the lives of these rival presidents at the center of one of the most pivotal events in our nation’s history.  Cost: $10.00 for adults.

08/15/2014 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Throughout the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Museum of the Confederacy-Richmond will be hosting a monthly series of talks devoted to a topic or event's 150th anniversary. These talks, normally scheduled for the third Friday of the month, are free for members and Richmond area residents, and are included with Museum admission for all others.

08/15/2014 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Learn about the Civil War when you join one of the “soldiers” from the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox at James River State Park Campfire Theater as he talks about life of the common soldier during the Civil War. This outdoor program will involve the audience because they will learn about the soldiers’ equipment and then be “drafted” into the army and taught basic drills that the soldiers had to learn.  This program is free for campers and those coming to the park just for the campfire. For the latter, the parking fee will be waived. 

08/16/2014 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

It’s time to go back to school! The School of the Soldier that is! Join the American Civil War Museum on Saturday, August 16 for our School of the Soldier Family Fun Day.  Meet a Civil War soldier, enlist in the army, learn how to drill and load a rifle, try on uniforms, make crafts, and take home recipes for your very own hardtack! The fun and activities last from 10:00am - 4:00pm at 1201 East Clay Street in Richmond. 

08/16/2014 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Please reserve your spot online or contact Kelly Hancock at (855) 649-1861 x 121 & khancock@moc.org for more information.  Cost: $5 for members, $15 for non-members (includes Museum admission). This walking tour covers approximately 2.16 miles and begins at the Museum of the Confederacy.

08/19/2014 - 11:15am - 12:15pm

What did Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis have in common?  For one thing, they both spent time in the White House of the Confederacy, but there is much more to the story.  This themed tour will examine Lincoln and Davis as politicians, leaders, husbands and fathers.  Come walk where they walked and explore the lives of these rival presidents at the center of one of the most pivotal events in our nation’s history.  Cost: $10.00 for adults.

08/21/2014 - 11:15am - 12:15pm

What did Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis have in common?  For one thing, they both spent time in the White House of the Confederacy, but there is much more to the story.  This themed tour will examine Lincoln and Davis as politicians, leaders, husbands and fathers.  Come walk where they walked and explore the lives of these rival presidents at the center of one of the most pivotal events in our nation’s history.  Cost: $10.00 for adults.

08/22/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Author David Moore will lecture on the subject of his recent book, the first biography of Rosecrans in over fifty years.  The talk will cover Rosecrans’ military career and shed light on a man who promoted many advances in medical care, transportation and cartography; a man interested in engineering as well as theology. Cost: Included with Museum admission.

08/22/2014 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Learn about the Civil War when you join one of the “soldiers” from the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox at Holliday Lake State Park Campfire Theater as he talks about life of the common soldier during the War. This outdoor program will involve the audience because they will learn about the soldiers’ equipment and then be “drafted” into the army and taught basic drills that the soldiers had to learn.  This program is free to not only the campers, but also for those who come to the park for just the campfire.

08/26/2014 - 11:15am - 12:15pm

What did Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis have in common?  For one thing, they both spent time in the White House of the Confederacy, but there is much more to the story.  This themed tour will examine Lincoln and Davis as politicians, leaders, husbands and fathers.  Come walk where they walked and explore the lives of these rival presidents at the center of one of the most pivotal events in our nation’s history.  Cost: $10.00 for adults.

08/28/2014 - 11:15am - 12:15pm

What did Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis have in common?  For one thing, they both spent time in the White House of the Confederacy, but there is much more to the story.  This themed tour will examine Lincoln and Davis as politicians, leaders, husbands and fathers.  Come walk where they walked and explore the lives of these rival presidents at the center of one of the most pivotal events in our nation’s history.  Cost: $10.00 for adults.

08/28/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

According to Dr. Clifton Potter, Professor of History at Lynchburg College, Lynchburg's POW camp may have been one of the most humane camps in the Civil War. Why did being in Lynchburg, VA, make this possible? Join us at 6:30 pm for refreshments and 7:00 pm for this enlightening talk. Cost: Free for Members, $5.00 for Non-Members.

08/29/2014 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Learn about the Civil War when you join one of the “soldiers” from the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox at James River State Park Campfire Theater as he talks about life of the common soldier during the Civil War. This outdoor program will involve the audience because they will learn about the soldiers’ equipment and then be “drafted” into the army and taught basic drills that the soldiers had to learn.  This program is free for campers and those coming to the park just for the campfire. For the latter, the parking fee will be waived.