November 2014

11/08/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

On Saturday, November 8, 2014, Don and Joyce Leslie will present a program on Civil War Dancing at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. The same program will be presented at both 11:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. Each program will last approximately 45 minutes. The Leslies, who are experienced in Civil War-era dancing, will lead in a discussion of various 19th Century dances as well as teach the audience the basic steps to such popular dances as the Virginia Reel and the Gay Gordons. 

11/08/2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

On Saturday, November 8, 2014, Don and Joyce Leslie will present a program on Civil War Dancing at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. The same program will be presented at both 11:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. Each program will last approximately 45 minutes. The Leslies, who are experienced in Civil War-era dancing, will lead in a discussion of various 19th Century dances as well as teach the audience the basic steps to such popular dances as the Virginia Reel and the Gay Gordons. 

11/11/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The American Civil War Museum and the Virginia Historical Society are sponsoring this special Tuesday Banner Lecture featuring best-selling author Karen Abbott talking about Belle Boyd, Rose O’Neal Greenhow, Elizabeth Van Lew, and Emma Edmonds. Cost: Free to MOC and VHS members; $6 for others.

11/12/2014 - 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.

Join Museum Visitor Services Manager Bob Sayre for this lunchtime talk. 

Admission is free, but does not include entrance to the Museum's exhibits. 

11/13/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

This program will explore the lives of Varina Davis and Mary Todd Lincoln, examining them not only as First Ladies but also as wives, mothers, and widows.  Discover the triumphs and tragedies of these two remarkable women. Join Kelly Hancock of the Museum of the Confederacy-Richmond for this lecture. Register online, or contact Josie Butler for more information. 

11/14/2014 - 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 CEO Waite Rawls to learn about the re-election of Abraham Lincoln and what that meant for the Confederacy. Bring your lunch to the Museum and commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

11/15/2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Calvin Ashwell has been interested in the Civil War for most of his life.  In the last few years his interest has been primarily on the Confederate Navy and particularly Commander Ebenezer Farrand, whom he portrays in re-enactments. Join Mr. Ashwell as he discusses the CS Navy using period naval equipment. He will also have on display wooden models of Confederate ships he has built to scale, including the CSS Alabama. Cost: Included with museum admission.

 

11/16/2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Calvin Ashwell has been interested in the Civil War for most of his life.  In the last few years his interest has been primarily on the Confederate Navy and particularly Commander Ebenezer Farrand, whom he portrays in re-enactments. Join Mr. Ashwell as he discusses the CS Navy using period naval equipment. He will also have on display wooden models of Confederate ships he has built to scale, including the CSS Alabama. Cost: Included with museum admission.

 

11/21/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Spotsylvania Court House represents a chess match of immeasurable stakes between two master opponents: Grant, the irresistible force, hammering with his overwhelming numbers and unprecedented power, versus Lee, the immovable object, hunkered down behind the most formidable defensive works yet seen on the continent. This clash is detailed in A Season of Slaughter: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, May 8–21, 1864. Join author Chris Mackowski for this book talk. Cost: Included with Museum admission