The friendly and knowledgeable Anctil family is enthusiastic to present visitors with wines from the Sans Soucy portfolio. The vines include a combination of Bordeaux, Alsatian, and Rhone varietals with a few experimental rows planted to discover what might yield the best results. A former tobacco farm, the vineyard area was chosen for its gentle hillside slope. Effort was put into achieving an ideal soil composition to promote healthy vine growth prior to planting.
Join us for the official launch of an important new book about the surrender at Appomattox written by Dr. Elizabeth Varon, professor of history at the University of Virginia and member of the Museum’s Board of Trustees, and published by Oxford University Press. Dr. Varon, author of Disunion! The Coming of the American Civil War, Southern Woman, Yankee Spy: The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, and other books, will sign copies. Cost: Free with museum admission.
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.
Dawn Doss has been a Civil War re-enactor since 1989. She learned to sew and knit as a result of the hobby. In time, the art of spinning became a goal, and in 2010, she purchased her spinning wheel and began the joy of fiber artistry. Whenever given the chance, she takes her wheel and wool to schools and museums to demonstrate. For more information, contact Josie Butler at email@example.com or 855-649-1861, ext 203. Cost: Included with museum admission.
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. This project was created for the beginner. No sewing experience or sewing machine is required.
Cathy Wright, Curator, will be working the the Museum of the Confederacy-Richmond's lobby, removing old conservation stitching from the battle flag of the 24th Virginia Infantry in preparation for the flag’s new conservation. The Fowler-Richey method of stitching was applied to many flags circa 1940 (including the “Star Spangled Banner”), but it is now considered damaging to flags and must be removed. Visitors will be able to watch this conservation effort up close and ask questions.
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.
Alfred Jones, local pastor and genealogist, will lecture at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox on the subject of genealogy and show attendees how they can look into their own family’s past. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 pm and the lecture will begin at 7:00 pm. Reservations are required. Register online here, or contact Josie Butler at (855) 649-1861 x 203 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
One of the most famous names of Civil War Northern Virginia is Colonel John Singleton Mosby, the Gray Ghost. He stands out among leaders from both sides, celebrated most for his raids that captured Union general Edwin Stoughton in Fairfax and Colonel Daniel French Dulany in Rose Hill. William S. Connery brings alive the many dimensions of this fascinating man in a talk based on his recent book. Contact Kelly Hancock at (855) 649-1861 x 121 or email@example.com for more information. Cost: Included with Museum admission.