October 2014

10/08/2014 - 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.

10/13/2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Bestselling author S.C. Gwynne will lecture on his new biography of "Stonewall" Jackson.

From S.C. Gwynne's website:

10/17/2014 - 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.

Join Supervisor of White House Operations Bryce VanStavern to learn about the Point Lookout prison camp. Bring your lunch to the Museum and commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

10/18/2014 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Please reserve your spot online or contact Kelly Hancock at (855) 649-1861 x 121 & khancock@moc.org for more information.  Cost: $5 for members, $15 for non-members (includes Museum admission). During the year 1864, Richmonders faced danger from within and without.  Theft, arson, prison breaks and a cavalry raid were just a few of the challenges facing the citizens of Richmond.  Meanwhile prices continued to skyrocket and wounded flowed into the

10/23/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

From the times of the ancient Greeks, philosophers have acknowledged the universal power of music to inspire, move, and soothe. The writer who claimed that it’s more important to know who writes the nation’s songs than to know who makes its laws understood this symbiotic relationship and how tightly music has been interwoven into politics and war since those distant times. During the Civil War, the most emblematic songs of the South expressed something deeper than words could capture.