May 2014

05/01/2014 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

In celebration of Historic Garden Week in Virginia, members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy’s President Davis Chapter will be serving lemonade and cookies in the Museum’s Sally Archer Anderson Garden. The ladies of the President Davis chapter faithfully tend to the garden throughout the year and can answer questions that visitors may have about the garden. Cost: free.

 

05/04/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join Appomattox Site Director Linda Lipscomb for a program on Victorian Tea. Attendees will learn about the types of tea, the difference between afternoon tea and high tea, and how tea was introduced to England and the United States. Scones, cookies, and breads will be provided with the tea. Reservations are required and the program is limited to 30 attendees. Contact Josie Butler by May 1st, at (855) 649-1861 x 203 or jbutler@moc.org for more information. You may also register online.

05/09/2014 - 7:00pm

Join legendary National Park Service Chief Historian Emeritus Ed Bearss at historic Hanover Tavern for this special Sesquicentennial lecture about the battle that kicked off the Overland Campaign. Reservations are required. Reserve your spot online or contact Kelly Hancock at (855) 649-1861 x 121 or khancock@moc.org. Cost: Free for members, $20 for non-members. 

05/10/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Medical practices changed dramatically throughout the Civil War. Everything from amputations to allowing women as nurses in hospitals was affected. Bill McDermott, volunteer at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox and long time student of the Civil War, will discuss how these changes impacted the lives of both soldiers and civilians. Cost: Included with Museum admission

05/10/2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Medical practices changed dramatically throughout the Civil War. Everything from amputations to allowing women as nurses in hospitals was affected. Bill McDermott, volunteer at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox and long time student of the Civil War, will discuss how these changes impacted the lives of both soldiers and civilians. Cost: Included with Museum admission

05/14/2014 - 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.

05/16/2014 - 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.

Join Historian John Coski for this lunchtime talk on a heartbreaking letter written after the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, which now resides in the Museum’s archives.

05/22/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

General "Stonewall" Jackson said in 1862, "As goes the Shenandoah Valley, so goes Virginia." Join Museum volunteer and VMI graduate Don Jones as he talks about the significance of the small, but well-noted Battle of New Market, which featured cadets from the Virginia Military Institute. Reservations are required by May 21st

05/23/2014 - 12:00pm - 12:45pm

Note: This event has been rescheduled from its original 5/2/14 date.