Adults and children will be taught how to make simple Victorian style decorations for their Christmas Tree. One ornament of special interest will be a butterfly patterned after one made by Mrs. Jefferson (Varina) Davis and hung on the White House of the Confederacy’s Christmas Tree. Santa will be here to hear the special wishes of the children and to have his picture taken with them. All activities will be in or near the Robertson Family Education Center at the Museum of the Confederacy – Appomattox.
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.
The July 30 Battle of the Crater was the most famous and controversial action during the 10-month Petersburg Campaign. Confederates who fought in the battle later formed a “Crater Legion” and recorded reminiscences about what they did and saw. These recollections are now part of the Museum’s library collections. Join Historian John Coski for a presentation about the battle and how Confederates remembered it. Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members
Join us for the annual Court End Christmas. See a Civil War Santa and hear him read “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” Come for the period music performed by members of Southern Horizon. Learn about the last Christmas in the Confederate White House. See the house decorated for the holidays. Make children’s crafts, have some cookies and cider. Give back to the community by bringing a new or gently used book for a book drive to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.
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.