Robert E. Lee is one of the most highly respected leaders of the Civil War. As a member of the Lee Family of Virginia, he was expected to be a leader from the time he was born and learned from the time he was a small child how to be a great leader, not just a good one. Hear Warren Taylor, local historian and volunteer, tell about Lee’s childhood, his time at West Point, his US Army career, his CS Army career and what happened to him after the war. Cost: Included with Museum admission.
How did Appomattox Court House, a small town in Central Virginia, end up being the place where General Robert E. Lee surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia to General U. S. Grant? Hear Warren Taylor, local historian, explain how the two armies came to be at Appomattox Court House on that fateful day in April 1865 and why Lee felt he had no choice but to meet with General Grant even though he would “rather die a thousand deaths.” Cost: Included with Museum admission.