August 2013

08/01/2013 - 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. $8.00 for seniors over the age of 62, $6.00 for youth aged 7 to 13.  Free for children under 7.

08/01/2013 - 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.

08/03/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

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.

08/03/2013 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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.

08/06/2013 - 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. $8.00 for seniors over the age of 62, $6.00 for youth aged 7 to 13.  Free for children under 7.

08/06/2013 - 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.

08/07/2013 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Rangers and staff from ten sites will be on hand, under one roof, to share information about their site and how they can help teachers of all grades with their class.  Information about field trip costs, SOL areas covered in the programs and contact information will be provided.

08/08/2013 - 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. $8.00 for seniors over the age of 62, $6.00 for youth aged 7 to 13.  Free for children under 7.

08/08/2013 - 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.

08/10/2013 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

The year 1863 was a year of epidemics, accidents, inflation, riots, and death.  Richmonders, striving to make ends meet, mourned the loss of a hero and wondered whether their sacrifices had all been in vain.  Step back in time on this two-hour, 2.39 mile tour and discover a city immersed in a desperate battle for survival.  The tour begins at the Museum of the Confederacy.  Advance reservations required.  Please contact Kelly Hancock at (855) 649-1861 x 121 or by email for more information.  Co

08/11/2013 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Have you ever looked at a beautiful Civil War quilt and wondered what life might have been like for a woman living back then?  Why did she choose those fabrics and how did she find the time to work on it?  Completing a quilt can be overwhelming for a lot of us.  Just starting one is daunting.  We can help with that. 

08/13/2013 - 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. $8.00 for seniors over the age of 62, $6.00 for youth aged 7 to 13.  Free for children under 7.

08/13/2013 - 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.

08/14/2013 - 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. For July, August, and September of 2013, the talks will move from their normal location at Baine's Books and Coffee to the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox.

08/15/2013 - 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. $8.00 for seniors over the age of 62, $6.00 for youth aged 7 to 13.  Free for children under 7.

08/15/2013 - 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.

08/16/2013 - 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.

08/20/2013 - 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. $8.00 for seniors over the age of 62, $6.00 for youth aged 7 to 13.  Free for children under 7.

08/20/2013 - 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.

08/22/2013 - 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. $8.00 for seniors over the age of 62, $6.00 for youth aged 7 to 13.  Free for children under 7.

08/22/2013 - 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.

08/22/2013 - 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Robert M (Bert) Dunkerly will be on hand signing copies of his new book "The Confederate Surrender at Greensboro" for Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox guests. Cost: Included with Museum admission.

08/22/2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

“The Confederate Surrender at Greensboro” documents the tense, confused days of April and May, 1865 in North Carolina.  Drawn from over two hundred eyewitness accounts, many never before published, this work tells of the events from multiple points of view.  The surrender of the Confederate army camped around Greensboro was the largest troop surrender of the war, and contrasted sharply with the more formal surrender at Appomattox.

08/24/2013 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Museum Director of Collections Robert Hancock oversees this game that gives players a chance to experience a unique perspective on Civil war strategy, tactics, and the art of command using appropriate nineteenth century methods.

The format of the game is:

1. A PowerPoint presentation introduces participants to army organization, staff work, elements of strategy, and how the kriegsspiel will be conducted.

2. Participants are divided into two teams-Union and Confederate, and roles are assigned.

08/24/2013 - 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. $8.00 for seniors over the age of 62, $6.00 for youth aged 7 to 13.  Free for children under 7.

08/24/2013 - 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.

08/27/2013 - 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.

08/29/2013 - 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. $8.00 for seniors over the age of 62, $6.00 for youth aged 7 to 13.  Free for children under 7.

08/29/2013 - 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.