Homeschool families will explore “life on the homefront” through a hands-on program, a tour of the exhibits and White House, and a fun craft. Cost: $5 per person (children under 5 are free). Contact Hilliary Turner at ext. 122 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The new exhibit in the Museum’s temporary gallery will feature highlights from the Museum’s rich collections of objects, photographs, and documents relating to Confederate veterans and their organizations. The Evergreen Ruritan Club will be on hand selling Brunswick stew and there will be a special lecture on bacteria and the microscopic battlefield of the Civil War at 1pm.
Bacteria are at constant conflict with one another often competing for the very things humans do, such as territory, resources, and general survival. Wounds offer a battle ground for which many bacteria compete for survival. This talk will focus on applying our current day understanding of bacteria to wounds incurred during the American Civil War. We will review this era's application of “beneficial” bacteria or larger organisms to wounds in hopes to tip the scales in the microbial war. Ultimately the talk will shed light on the American Civil War sto
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.
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.
Troop members will discover the Museum and White House of the Confederacy through a special guided tour, connect with history by engaging in a discussion of how women’s roles have changed over the years, exercise their talents by creating a quilt square and take action by contributing to a soldier care package. Patches will be given to each scout that completes the program.
Troop members will discover the Museum and White House of the Confederacy through a special guided tour, connect with history by engaging in a discussion of how women’s roles have changed over the years, exercise their talents by creating a quilt square and take action by contributing to a soldier care package. Patches will be available for an additional fee of $2.
Robert E. Lee is well known as a Confederate general and as an educator later in life, but most people are exposed to the same handful of images of one of America’s most famous sons. It has been almost seven decades since anyone has attempted a serious study of Lee in photographs, and with Don Hopkins’s painstakingly researched and lavishly illustrated Robert E. Lee in War and Peace, the wait is finally over. Dr. Hopkins, a Mississippi surgeon and lifelong student of the Civil War and Southern history with a recent interest in Robert E.
Author Don Hopkins will lecture on the topic of his photographic history “Robert E. Lee in War and Peace,” which he researched in part at the Museum of the Confederacy. The talk will take place from 1pm to 2pm, and Dr. Hopkins will be signing books from 2pm to 4pm.
The American Civil War Museum, Virginia War Memorial and WCVE present a special screening of an episode of “Civil War: The Untold Story,” Sunday March 30 at 2 pm in the VMI Alumni Hall of Honor at the Virginia War Memorial. The five-part documentary series examines the war through the lens of the Western Theater. Narrated by Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey), the series will air locally on WCVE on Mondays at 10 pm, beginning April 14.