January 2014

01/08/2014 - 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.

01/12/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

This is the third part of a three-session course teaching beginners how to make a quilt sampler. You must attend the first session (on November 10) and second session (on December 8) to get your materials and begin your square before you can take this final course. 

01/17/2014 - 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.

01/18/2014 - 10:30am - 3:00pm

Play games that were enjoyed in the 19th Century and are appropriate for all ages – checkers, dominoes, marbles, and jacks. Learn how to solve wooden puzzles as well as decode secret messages using Civil War reproduction decoders. Admission to the museum is free for all on this day.

01/23/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

During the Civil War, Lynchburg was home to the second largest permanent hospital center in the Confederacy.  At times there were more sick and wounded soldiers in the city than residents.  Historian Ted Delaney will give an illustrated overview of this astounding medical complex, including its general and specialty hospitals (like the Ladies Relief Hospital and “Pest House”), its remarkable leaders (like Dr.

01/24/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Our One Common Country explores the most critical meeting of the Civil War. Given short shrift or overlooked by many historians, the Hampton Roads Conference of 1865 was a crucial turning point in the War. In this well written and highly documented book, James B. Conroy describes in fascinating detail what happened when leaders from both sides came together to try to end the hostilities. Join Mr. Conroy for this lecture and book signing. 

01/31/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Parents who are homeschooling their children are invited to “get away” for an evening at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. You will have an opportunity to meet and socialize with other homeschooling parents, enjoy refreshments, tour the gallery, and learn about the educational programs we offer for school aged children, including our new program on “Important People of the Civil War and Reconstruction.” Those who purchase items in our gift shop/book store that evening will receive a 10% discount.  Registration is required by Wednesday, January 29, 2014.