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.
Advance reservations required. Reserve your spot online, or contact Kelly Hancock at (855) 649-1861 x 121 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Cost: $5 for members, $15 for non-members (includes 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.
Join Education Specialist Hilliary Turner for this lunchtime talk on a different perspective of this famous battle.
On the sesquicentennial of the birth of “Winnie” Davis in the master bedchamber of the Confederate executive mansion, this program examines the girl who became known as the “Daughter of the Confederacy.” Ruth Ann Coski, author of The White House of the Confederacy: A Pictorial Tour and curator of the Museum’s 1998 exhibit, “Lost Daughter of the Lost Cause,” will relate the surprising story of a woman who was so much more than her public image. Cost: Free for Members, $5.00 for Non-Members.
Varina Anne “Winnie” Davis was born into a war-torn South in June of 1864, the youngest daughter of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his second wife, Varina Howell Davis. Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause is the first published biography of this little-known woman who unwittingly became the symbolic female figure of the defeated South. Author Heath Hardage Lee lectures on Winnie Davis just one day after the 150th anniversary of her birth.