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The Museum of the Confederacy, the American Civil War Center, and Library of Virginia once again bring the sesquicentennial flavor to their annual symposium. For the fourth year in a row, a panel of distinguished Civil War scholars will nominate candidates for "Person of the Year" in their lectures, and the audience will have the final say by casting ballots for the most influential person of 1864. Who will join past selections Abraham Lincoln (1861), Robert E. Lee (1862), and Ulysses S. Grant (1863) as the next Person of the Year?
The speakers for the symposium are Gary Gallagher, Harold Holzer, John Marszalek, Joe Mobley, and Craig Symonds. They will reveal their nominees at the symposium.
The 2014 symposium will be held at the Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad St., Richmond, from 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Very limited free parking is available in the Library’s underground garage, but there is also free parking on the streets surrounding the Library (parking meters do not apply on Saturdays), and the Museum's normal parking garage is just a few blocks away. The symposium is cosponsored with the Library of Virginia and, for the first time, the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar.
Cost: $40 for members; $60 for non-members. Boxed lunch orders must be submitted early, so tickets purchased from February 18th going forward will not include a boxed lunch. Tickets will be available at the door on the day of the event.